Erica Enders and Cruz Pedregon join host Brian Lohnes on this episode of the NHRA Insider podcast. The conversations are wide-ranging and cover not only the success of both drivers on the track but also the pressures and hidden work that's done away from the track to win on Sunday.
Pedregon is entering the 2021 NHRA Countdown to the Championship with the best car and team he has had in years. The conversation carries through many elements of the 2021 season, like how the team has gelled, how Pedregon has adapted himself to serving as a dedicated owner and driver, and how he sees driving a nitro Funny Car as an "old school" competitor. Fun, honest stuff here!
Enders scooped up her second NHRA U.S. Nationals win in a row last weekend and is riding a strong wave of performance into the Countdown. Her race day on Sunday was not "typical Erica," but it was strong enough to earn her another U.S. Nationals win in her third straight final round at the event. Again, the conversation goes into great depths on the mental side of competition and what's ahead in the Countdown!