NHRA: Erica Enders Returns to Vegas Seeking Spark of Momentum & Third Straight ‘Double-Up’

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LAS VEGAS — official series release — NHRA photo — The first three races in the new-look Pro Stock class haven’t brought the desired results for two-time defending world champion Erica Enders. But if she is looking for good vibes and a swift turnaround, her recent stellar track record shows there might not be a better spot for that to …

NHRA: Jeg Coughlin Wins Fan Vote for Non-Points K&N Horsepower Challenge at Las Vegas

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LAS VEGAS – official series release — NHRA photo — Five-time NHRA Pro Stock world champion Jeg Coughlin Jr., driver of the Magneti Marelli by Mopar/JEGS.com Dodge Dart, has been selected by the fans as the K&N Horsepower Challenge Fan Vote winner and will fill the No. 8 starting spot in the lucrative Pro Stock bonus event. The 32nd annual …

NHRA: Vincent Nobile, Mountain View Racing Join Elite Motorsports for 2016 Pro Stock Season

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RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. – official team release — MVR photo — Vincent Nobile is the latest driver to join the new-look Elite Performance team as part of a partnership with Mountain View Racing, joining reigning NHRA Pro Stock champion Erica Enders, Jeg Coughlin Jr. and Drew Skillman on the team. The NHRA Pro Stock class will have a new look …

NHRA: Enders, Coughlin Team Up Under Mopar Banner in 2016; Hagan Returns to Funny Car Ranks

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AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – official team release — Mopar photo — A pair of champions will team up and carry the Mopar banner in 2016, as back-to-back NHRA Pro Stock champ Erica Enders and five-time overall Pro Stock title winner Jeg Coughlin Jr. will lead the charge for the brand in the popular factory hot rod class. The combination of …

NHRA: Enders Taking Status Quo to Vegas in Hopes of Notching Second Pro Stock Title

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LAS VEGAS — official team release — EER photo — Defending Pro Stock champion Erica Enders can clinch her second consecutive championship at the 15th annual NHRA Toyota Nationals. After all, she has a massive 154-point lead on her nearest rival in the standings and is riding an otherworldly winning streak of 18 straight rounds of competition at The Strip …

NHRA: The Hot Streak Continues; Beckman Rockets to Seattle Qualifying Lead Alongside Connolly and Coughlin

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KENT, Wash.  — official series release — NHRA photo — Jack Beckman continued his hot streak in Funny Car by racing to the qualifying lead Friday at the NHRA Northwest Nationals. Dave Connolly (Top Fuel) and Jeg Coughlin (Pro Stock) also were quickest in their categories at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event near Seattle, the final of …

NHRA: Jeg Coughlin Joins Elite Motorsports for Three Race Return to Pro Stock Competition

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DELAWARE, Ohio – official team release — Elite Motorsports photo — Elite Motorsports owner Richard Freeman announced on Sunday that five-time Pro Stock world champion Jeg Coughlin Jr. will drive a second car for his race team at the NHRA national events in Sonoma, Calif., Seattle, and Indianapolis. Coughlin will run the Rick Jones-built Camaro that Erica Enders raced to …

AUDIO/FEATURE: Enders-Stevens Continues to Impress NHRA Pro Stock Ranks; Seeking Back-to-Back Titles

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Audio and story by Race Chaser Online Open Wheel Correspondent Joel Sebastianelli — Elite Motorsports photo — If Erica Enders-Stevens’ drag racing career could ever be summed up in one word, perhaps the most fitting would be “first.” When she began racing in the NHRA Pro Stock class in 2005, she became the first woman to do …

NHRA: History Made for Erica Enders-Stevens With Winner-Take-All Pro Stock Title

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POMONA, Calif. — official release by John Hoven, National Dragster Associate Editor — NHRA photo — Erica Enders-Stevens made history Sunday by becoming the first woman to win an NHRA Mello Yello Pro Stock world championship. Raised in Texas and now living in Louisiana, she secured the title with a victory at the 50th anniversary of the Auto Club NHRA Finals …

NHRA: Enders-Stevens Ready, Not Satisfied, Entering Championship Countdown

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CONCORD, N.C. — official release — NHRA photo — Elite Motorsports Pro Stock driver Erica Enders-Stevens has had her best season as a professional in 2014, but she’s far from being satisfied. As the Countdown to the Championship begins with the Pep Boys NHRA Carolina Nationals this weekend at zMax Dragway, Enders-Stevens has her sights set on the Pro Stock championship …