Erica Enders and Cagnazzi Racing had been to the final round 6 times in the past and had come up a little short each time. Erica made her first ever Pro Stock finals in 2005 at Chicago, and going into this weekend at Chicago the team felt they had a good shot of making it back to the final round. Well Sunday in Chicago Enders made it to the final round and ran a 6.627 seconds at 207.40 mph to beat Greg Anderson and take home her first ever Pro Stock Wally. Enders became the first female ever to win in the NHRA Pro Stock division.
“”It’s awesome,” said Enders, the 12th female winner in an NHRA pro category race. “I think that if I could have planned it I would have asked to run Greg in the final. You know that he made it very clear that he didn’t want to lose to me. He’s a very competitive guy and I love him to death, but I couldn’t wait to beat him. I’m glad (the win) came here in Chicago. I had my first final in Pro Stock here in 2005, and so it was nice to circle back around and get it done here.
“Pro Stock is tough. It will humble you in an instant. When you think you’ve got it figured out, you go to Bristol and blow all your (engines) up. I can’t say enough about my guys (crew). They’re amazing, and I love them.”
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