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DeJoria, Enders-Stevens wins bring NHRA female racers closer to significant milestone

Apr 2, 2014, 6:53 PM EDT

Alexis DeJoria won her second career NHRA national Funny Car event -- and second in her last three races -- this past Sunday at Las Vegas. (Photo courtesy NHRA.com) Alexis DeJoria won her second career NHRA national Funny Car event -- and second in her last three races -- this past Sunday at Las Vegas. (Photo courtesy NHRA.com)

Not only did Sunday mark just the second time in National Hot Rod Association history that two females won a national event in their respective race classes in the same weekend, the sport also inched closer to setting yet another milestone.

Alexis DeJoria’s second career Funny Car win – and second in the last three races – along with Erica Enders-Stevens’ seventh career Pro Stock triumph leaves just two more wins before female drivers hit the 100 career wins mark in NHRA national events.

DeJoria’s and Enders-Stevens’ increased the number to 98 in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series heading into the April 11-13 NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMax Dragway in suburban Charlotte, N.C.

Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Angelle Sampey leads the list with 41 national event wins, followed by Top Fuel legend Shirley Muldowney’s 18 wins.

With her seventh national event win at Las Vegas this past Sunday Enders-Stevens moved into third on the all-time female wins list.

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Check out the highlights from this past Sunday’s race at Las Vegas, including DeJoria’s and Enders-Stevens’ wins.

  1. moezilla - Apr 3, 2014 at 11:54 AM

    This milestone will be passed like it was tied to a post….the Tequila Patron team is hitting on all cylinders, just like the Mac Tools Top Fuel team….big year in the making for Team Kalitta this season….possible sweep of the nitro classes in my opinion….

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