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Powering past teammate Drew Skillman to win the 2015 Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis on September 7th, Drag Racer Erica Enders-Stevens clinches the No. 1 position in the NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship.
This is Enders-Stevens 18th career victory, tying her with NHRA legend, Shirley Muldowney.
“Six wins in a single season is huge because I tied Shirley Muldowney,” Enders said. “I talk about Shirley an awful lot because she’s been a lifelong hero of mine because of what she had to endure driving back then. She still managed to do it with grace and class and come out on top. Over the years she became my mentor and my friend. I’m really lucky to have her in my corner. To put my name next to hers for a tie for all-time wins is incredible.
“I remember it like it was yesterday, wanting to get on the list, period, with just one win, and to say we have 18 is nuts.”
In 2014 Enders-Stevens won the Pro Stock World Championship becoming the first woman to win the class title. Now, she’s won the biggest event of her career, becoming another NHRA legend as her storied history continues.
The Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship, begins September 18 to 20, 2015 at zMax Dragway in Charlotte, NC.