WYNNEWOOD, OK — Two-time world champ Erica Enders is calling on her legion of fans to vote her into the field of this year’s K&N Horsepower Challenge, which takes place April 1 at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway during qualifying action for the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals.
A star in the sport since her days in the Junior Dragster ranks, which resulted in Walt Disney Studios making a movie about her and her sister Courtney’s young lives racing against the boys entitled Right On Track, Enders has become an iconic figure in the sport. She’s one of only three women to have captured a major championship in any form of motorsports, and is a two-time winner of the K&N Horsepower Challenge, winning the special event trophy in her two championship years of 2014 and 2015.
“It’s the top eight drivers and cars in the Pro Stock class going after the biggest payday the NHRA offers so it’s a very important race to be a part of,” Enders said. “We didn’t qualify on points because we had a down year performance-wise in 2016 but we’re back in our trusted Elite Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro and feel as though, given a chance, we can make a serious run at this race title.
“My fans have proven to me time and time again to be the best in any sport any where. They have always been so supportive of me and I love them so much for always having my back. It would be huge if everyone takes a moment and goes to vote for me to run this year’s race. I won’t let them down!”
Voting runs now through noon ET, March 27. Interested parties should go to NHRA.com to vote using the link: http://www.nhra.com/KNChallenge. Each fan can vote just once and they must have a Facebook page to participate.
Enders has raced in the K&N Horsepower Challenge seven times in the past, winning the $50,000 top prize twice, and the $10,000 runner-up award once in 2013. Both times she won the race she also was victorious in the regular NHRA event taking place that weekend, which qualified her for a $25,000 “double-up bonus” from NHRA.