Lack of funding relegates Pro Stock frontrunner Enders to the sidelines
Courtney Force won the Funny Car opener at Pomona and Eric Enders-Stevens Pro Stock at Phoenix. This the first time that two women have opened a season with consecutive wins.
Tony Schumacher claims his first Top Fuel win of the season, as Ron Capps takes Funny Car, and Erica Enders-Stevens her 5th Pro Stock win.
Enders became the third female to win this award and joins Ashley Force Hood who received it in 2010 and 2011 recipient, Danica Patrick.