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Enders-Stevens gets first EFI Wally

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Erica Enders-Stevens is back to her winning ways. Enders-Stevens won the fifth annual NHRA New England Nationals at New England Dragway in Epping, N.H.

This is her 22nd career win. However, it is her first win since Las Vegas 2 in Fall 2015. She got the win with a 6.534 pass at 213.16 mph in her Elite Motorsports Chevy Camaro.

Erica Enders-Stevens (Photo by Randy Anderson/NHRA)

Erica Enders-Stevens (Photo by Randy Anderson/NHRA)

She defeated rookie sensation Tanner Gray, who had gone 6.550 at 212.06 mph in his Gray Motorsports Chevy Camaro.

“Today is a culmination of everything that happened over the past year and a half since 2016 was tough for us,” Enders-Stevens said. “It’s so awesome to have a team that has my back and it is absolutely the reason why I am able to drive the way I drive.”

Now the two-time Pro Stock World Champion is sixth in the points standings. She is now one of seven different Pro Stock winners this season.

Prior to their final round appearance today, the two had only met one other time. Enders-Stevens won that match-up.

She had the starting line advantage — and never trailed in the race. She won by 0.0207 seconds, or approx. 6 feet.

This is her first career win in the EFI era for Pro Stock, which debuted during the 2016 season.

“People always ask which win means the most and right now I can’t imagine one meaning more than this,” she said. “What a huge relief. What a special moment for all of us on this Elite Motorsports team. Money can buy a lot of things, but you can’t buy the drive to win this group has inside them.”

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