Chevrolet earned wins in both Funny Car and Pro Stock classes at this past weekend’s NHRA Lucas Oil Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway. First, Erica Enders claimed her 17th career Pro Stock victory in her Elite Motorsports Chevy Pro Stock Camaro SS, which was followed up by Robert Hight’s Funny Car victory in his John Force Racing Auto Club of Southern California Camaro SS.
Enders’ result helped her reclaim the Pro Stock championship lead before the series heads to Indianapolis next month for the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway. She beat out fellow Team Chevy driver Jason Line for the win
“We talked about it before. We’ve certainly struggled and that’s no secret,” Enders said following her second Lucas Oil Nationals victory. “But I think this is just the right time to pick up the momentum that we need. We have so much fun together, and this shows we’re capable of anything with the right people. I’m proud of my team and so blessed.”
Hight’s victory will also help immensely in his bid to make the Mello Yello series’ Countdown to the Championship. The racing veteran was without a victory heading into the Lucas Oil Nationals, but with a 3.956/323.58 mph pass to win over Tommy Johnson Jr., he was able to stand atop the podium for the first time in 2015 Sunday.
“It has been a long dry spell,” Hight said. “I guess we wanted to make it a little interesting. I’m not going to be cocky. We made up a big difference in the gap in how the other cars are running in one weekend. We still have a lot of work to do, but with Chevrolet’s help and Auto Club… this is a big one!”
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Race Series action will return when the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals kicks off on September 2nd.