Hometown: Houston, Texas
Drives: Johnson’s Horsepowered Garage Chevy Camaro
Crew Chief: Mark Ingersoll

Top E.T.: 6.450 seconds (Gainesville 2022)
Top Speed: 215.55 mph (Englishtown 2014)

Pro Stock World Championships: 6 (2014, 2015, 2019, 2020, 2022, 2023)
Pro Stock Career Wins: 48
Pro Stock Career Final Rounds: 77
Pro Stock Career No. 1 Qualifiers: 34

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Six-time NHRA Pro Stock world champion Erica Enders is one of the most decorated drag racers of all time. Having achieved countless milestones through her standout career, Erica’s drag racing journey began at the tender age of eight when she sat behind the wheel of her first Jr. Dragster in 1992. The Texas native found her passion and purpose on that day and has been honing her incredible talent ever since.

In her eight years of competition in the NHRA Jr. Drag Racing League, Erica racked up 37 wins and was named Jr. Dragster Driver Of The Year in 1995. Her success and that of her younger sister Courtney inspired a Disney Channel Original movie based on their lives. “Right On Track” debuted on the Disney Channel in 2003 and starred Beverly Mitchell and Academy Award Winner Brie Larson as the Enders sisters.

At age 16, Erica began racing in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, becoming the NHRA Sportsman Rookie Of The Year. In 2004 she won her first national event in Super Gas before moving into the professional ranks in 2005 when she began competing in Pro Stock, one of the most difficult categories to master in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series.

In that first year of professional competition, Erica had more round wins than all other female Pro Stock drivers combined. That was just the beginning. Erica has achieved a number of firsts, not only for female drivers but for the sport of drag racing as a whole. She is the first woman in Pro Stock to qualify No. 1 at a national event, the first woman in Pro Stock to win a national event, and the first woman in Pro Stock to win a world championship. She is among the Top Ten winningest drivers in NHRA Pro Stock history and currently holds the national records for both speed (215.55 mph in 2014) and elapsed time (6.450 seconds in 2022) in the Pro Stock category.

In 2014, Erica joined the Elite Motorsports team owned and operated by Richard Freeman. That year, behind the wheel of her Melling Performance/Elite Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro, the talented driver clinched her first NHRA Pro Stock world championship followed by her second in 2015. Her impressive and consistent reaction times earned her the moniker, “Double-0 Double-E” among fans and fellow racers.

In 2019, Erica powered her way to her third world championship and she quickly followed that up with yet another world championship title in 2020. The best season of her illustrious career was 2022, where she not only achieved a personal best of winning ten national events in one year, she also clinched her fifth series title. She is the only female in the world to achieve five world championships and the determined Pro Stock veteran shows no signs of stopping. She has a new sponsor coming on board in 2023, Johnson’s Horsepowered Garage.

In 2023, Erica became the winningest woman in professional motorsports with her 47th win at Dallas, going on to 48 in Las Vegas and clinching her sixth NHRA Pro Stock World Championship in Pomona.

As one of the most beloved and recognized icons in drag racing today, Erica understands the importance of being a role model for young drag racers. She can often be found watching Jr. Drag Racing competitions and speaking to young fans about how they too can achieve their dreams. Erica is anything but a hired driver. She not only takes a hands-on approach to the engineering of her finely-tuned Pro Stock machine but also contributes to the entire Elite Motorsports fleet of Pro Stock cars.