NORWALK, OH — Elite Motorsports Pro Stock driver Erica Enders hopes history continues to repeat itself in 2015, including at this weekend’s Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals at Summit Motorsports Park.
So far this season, the 2014 NHRA Pro Stock World Champion has repeated victories she earned last year. She won in Las Vegas, Houston, and Bristol in 2014 and has done so this season as well. Enders added a victory in Topeka, Kan., to help her lead the points standings as she heads to Norwalk, where she is the defending race champion.
“So far this season we’ve been able to repeat every win we had last year,” Enders said. “Vegas, Houston, and Bristol and we added Topeka. Hopefully that trend continues. We’ve definitely got a good race car and I’ve got the best team.”
The Norwalk victory a season ago capped a terrific performance by Enders and her team. She was quickest in all four qualifying rounds and in all four rounds of eliminations, snapping a winless streak by Pro Stock No. 1 qualifiers.
“We broke that streak where nobody had been able to qualify on the pole and win the race,” Enders said. “We had a dominant performance last year, being low e.t. of every qualifying and elimination round. It was a really exciting weekend.
“Coming off the win in Bristol, we’re hopeful to carry that momentum and have a repeat of Norwalk last year. I look forward to winning another ice cream scoop.”
A special ice cream scoop is awarded to Norwalk winners, a symbol of the treat enjoyed by fans and competitors at the track for many years.
Norwalk is also renowned for its impressive fireworks display during the Independence Day holiday weekend.
“It’s one of my favorite facilities to go to,” Enders said. “The Baders go above and beyond to treat the racers like family, and being that it’s Fourth of July, all the stuff they do for fans is incredible.”
Pro Stock qualifying sessions will be held at 5 and 8:45 p.m. ET, Friday and Saturday. Eliminations begin at noon, Sunday. ESPN2 will broadcast all the qualifying action from 10 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, and the elimination rounds live from 1 to 4 p.m., Sunday.