More NHRA Wins for Chevy

Top Tallies at Houston Event

Larry Jewett - April 28, 2014 09:13 AM


Erica-Enders Stevens leads the NHRA Pro Stock standings


Mike Janis nailed his first Pro-Mod win of 2014


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      Erica Enders-Stevens drove her Camaro  to victory in Pro Stock Sunday in the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA SpringNationals in Baytown, Texas, notching her second win of the season and the 99th by a woman in the history of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.
      “My team’s been really awesome,” said Enders-Stevens, driver of the Elite Motorsports Chevy Camaro. “I’ve had a really consistent race car. That’s what it takes Sundays, consistency. We had to make last second transmission change and go through the gears to make sure everything was right.”
      The win was Enders-Stevens’ eighth career victory and her first in Houston. Enders-Stevens, the current Pro Stock points leader and the only female in Pro Stock history to lead the points, has enjoyed her quick start to the season but knows that she must keep it up to remain atop the Pro Stock class.
      “The ball’s in our court,” Enders-Stevens said. “We’ve got to carry the momentum. That’s important in this game, and I know I keep saying that, but it’s huge, and we’re going to keep carrying it as long as we can. Pro Stock really goes in cycles, so I’m really hoping this is our cycle, and we’re going to keep fighting for it.”
      In the Pro Mod Drag Racing Series portion of the event, Mike Janis drove past Mike Castellana to claim the title. It was the Lancaster, N.Y., native’s third career victory in the doorslammer category and first at Royal Purple Raceway.