Dallas: Erica Enders preview

Team owner/driver Enders begins anew in Dallas DALLAS (Sept. 20) -- Indy was a big race for Pro Stock driver Erica Enders, and not for what she did on the racetrack. It was at this year's event when the 22-year-old from Houston realized a...

Team owner/driver Enders begins anew in Dallas

DALLAS (Sept. 20) -- Indy was a big race for Pro Stock driver Erica Enders, and not for what she did on the racetrack. It was at this year's event when the 22-year-old from Houston realized a lifelong dream and took ownership of her own race team. Three weeks later, Enders Racing arrives at the Texas Motorplex near Dallas for the O'Reilly Fall Nationals with a brand-new corporate sponsor and a boatload of potential.

"The highlight of my career up to this point was making my Pro Stock debut," the star of the Disney Channel Movie Right On Track said. "But I have to tell you, owning my own team with my dad was always in the back of my mind. Now, thanks to the great folks at Revive USA, pops, and Stan Holt at Lupe Tortilla Restaurants, I feel we've made that big move. I know a lot of people have come before me, but for us, this is special.

"It takes a lot of money, time, patience, and perseverance to race in the Pro Stock class. We've got a great, proven engine builder in David Nickens, a great crew, and a fresh start. We're ready to bash into the field this weekend and let all our fans know we're back and ready to race again. Their support has been awesome."

Currently ranked 13th in POWERade points, Enders is looking to fight her way back into the top 10 over the remaining five events of the 2006 season.

"We know it won't be easy with 26 other cars that are entered this weekend but I have a feeling there'll be a few surprised people after we show them what we've got," Enders said. "The plan is to finish the year strong and it all starts right now."

Qualifying coverage of The O'Reilly Fall Nationals presented by Castrol Syntec will be telecast from 11 p.m.-1 a.m., Saturday, on ESPN2. Three hours of final eliminations will begin at 7 p.m. Sunday.

Based in Dallas, Revive USA's food, nutrition, and beverage products were developed by two of the preeminent scientists in the field of science and nutrition, whose combined experience spans more than 70 years. Revive-USA provides great tasting nutritional products for consumers and athletes alike to give them energy in their daily regime.

Their product line includes "Pure Energy" energy drinks, "Power Quench" re-hydration products, and "Star Bars" protein snacks. Revive-USA has just opened up their first national markets in Texas, Florida, Georgia, Oklahoma, and Louisiana. For more information visit www.Revive-USA.com.

-credit: enders racing

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