While many NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series drivers enjoyed their off-weekend spending time with family somewhere tropical or just catching up on sleep, Pro Stock driver Erica Enders decided to try her hand at another prestigious title – 2018 DRAG ILLUSTRATED World Series of Pro Mod Champion.
Although it appeared she was well on her way to winning this illustrious title, after Friday’s qualifying session and taking the win in the first elimination round against the Turbo Pig Clint Satterfield with a 6.076-second pass at 242.80 MPH, this impressive driver came up short on the final day of competition at Bandimere Speedway.
After taking on eventual World Series of Pro Mod winner Carl Stevens Jr. in the second round, Enders would fall behind after her 5.922-second pass at 243.99 MPH was defeated by Stevens impressive 5.897-second run at 246.66 MPH.
Despite losing out on this first-time title, Enders said she doesn’t regret spending her weekend off participating in this one-of-a-kind experience.
“It was an honor just to be invited to this amazing event,” said Enders. “It was a really good time. In fact, this event is more laid back than the events that I am used to, which is a welcome change.”
While Enders will run the same car in the NHRA’s Pro Mod class, at the U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis (Aug. 29-Sept. 3), here’s hoping she has another opportunity to race for the 2019 World Series of Pro Mod Championship. Stay tuned to RacingJunk for this and all the latest racing news.