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DRIVE FOR FIVE: Erica Enders’ Dominate Year Finishes with Fifth Pro Stock World Title

NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series set to enter Second Half of Thrilling Countdown to the Championship

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – November 22, 2022 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) –  A determined 221122 DRIVE FOR FIVE- Erica Enders’ Dominate Year Finishes with Fifth Pro Stock World Title meant a dominant Erica Enders during the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season, as the standout turned in one of the most dominant years in recent Pro Stock history.

Enders rolled to her fifth world title masterfully in her Melling Performance/Elite Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro, clinching the title at the penultimate race of the Countdown to the Championship playoffs in Las Vegas on the strength of 10 wins. She picked up three victories where she had never won before, set a career-best for wins in a single season and won more than half the races in a highly-competitive Pro Stock class to win what she wanted most at the beginning of the year: a fifth Pro Stock world championship.

“It’s been a dream come true,” Enders said. “We set out every year to win as many races as we can and try to ultimately win the championship and having the No. 2 on the car lit a fire under our butts. We wanted to be the champs again and that’s the mentality we’ve had. It’s been a dogfight, but I’m proud of this team. You have to be hungry and fight tooth and nail to get these wins. We’ve been pretty mean this year and I’m thankful for it.”

Enders was incredibly motivated from the start and was focused on winning a third championship in four years after Greg Anderson rolled to the title in 2021, becoming the all-time wins leader in class history in the process.

Enders didn’t waste any time, either, winning for the first time in her career at the Lucas Oil Winternationals in Pomona, also picking up the victory at the 900th race in Pro Stock history. She added two more important first-time victories at Sonoma and Reading, which opened the Countdown to the Championship in style, but an already motivated Enders got an extra boost with an early first-round loss in Gainesville on a run where she made the quickest run in class history by going 6.450-seconds at 213.57 mph.

“I got really mad in Gainesville when we set the world record and I lost on a holeshot. It was embarrassing and I let my entire team down,” Enders said. “I knew I had to go to work and from there, I’m pretty proud of the performance we’ve had. Through the summer, we really felt like we had something special, and we were going to…

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