GIRL POWER ON DISPLAY AS NHRA MELLO YELLO DRAG RACING SERIES HEADS TO AMALIE OIL NHRA GATORNATIONALS
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — While much hype has been given to a certain female stock car racer for posting a top 10 finish at the Daytona 500, it has been business as usual in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. Two female racers – Courtney Force and Erica Enders-Stevens – have posted back-to-back victories to open the 2013 season in the world’s fastest motorsport.
It is the first time in NHRA history that two women have opened a season with consecutive victories.
Force, 24, powered her 8,000-horsepower Funny Car to break all of her male competitor’s hearts – including Matt Hagan, Bob Tasca and Ron Capps – and win at the season-opening Winternationals at Pomona, Calif., on Valentine’s Day weekend.
Last weekend in Phoenix, Enders-Stevens, 29, rallied to take the Pro Stock victory over tough as nails veteran driver Mike Edwards in the final round. Enders-Stevens used a reaction time advantage to beat event top qualifier Edwards in the 200 mph factory hot rod category. Read Full Article →