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Erica Enders snags second-straight Pro Stock pole in Chevrolet Camaro

28 Sep 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
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Erica Enders

Erica Enders will start from the top of the Pro Stock field for the second race in a row. The two-time world champion secured pole position with a 6.552-second pass from the third qualifying session.

Enders also made the quickest pass of the final qualifying session, earning six qualifying bonus points on the day and nine during the weekend. This is Enders' second pole of the season and she is chasing her first win since April of 2018. She has reached three final rounds in 2019, most recently two races ago at the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, where she lost to Elite Motorsports teammate Alex Laughlin. 

Erica Enders wants more, expects more

Jeg Coughlin Jr., a teammate of Enders, is qualified in the No. 2 position. He ran a 6.558, just .006-second behind Enders. He is .002-second ahead of Jason Line and .005-second ahead of Greg Anderson, a pair of K.B. Racing competitors. Line entered the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals as the Pro Stock leader after winning the NHRA Countdown to the Championship opener in Reading. 

Deric Kramer rounded out the top five with a 6.572 with a K.B. Racing engine under the hood of his Chevy Camaro. Aaron Stanfield is the No. 8 qualifier, driving an Elite Motorsports fielded car. He ran a 6.580 in his second race of the season. 

Alan Prusiensky qualified on the bump spot, .012-second ahead of Cristian Cuadra, who made his return to competition in a car owned by Jeff Isbell with engines supplied by Nick Ferri. Cuadra, Wally Stroupe and Robert River all missed out on the show. 

Race day is set to begin at 11 a.m. Central at World Wide Technology Raceway with Top Fuel. You can catch all the action live on NHRA.tv. Coverage begins on FS1 at noon Central.