Denver: Erica Enders final summary

ENDERS EXITS FIRST ROUND IN DENVER DSR DEBUT MORRISON, Colo. (July 16, 2006) - Erica Enders debuted with Don Schumacher Racing this weekend at the Mopar Mile-High Nationals, racing the Team Schumacher Dodge Stratus R/T for the first time in an...

ENDERS EXITS FIRST ROUND IN DENVER DSR DEBUT

MORRISON, Colo. (July 16, 2006) - Erica Enders debuted with Don Schumacher Racing this weekend at the Mopar Mile-High Nationals, racing the Team Schumacher Dodge Stratus R/T for the first time in an NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series Pro Stock event.

She matched up against Ron Krisher in the first round of today's Pro Stock eliminations at Bandimere Speedway, but her 7.227-second pass at 191.67 mph was not enough to overcome Krisher's winning 7.175/192.85.

"It wasn't as good of a run as we had planned on making as far as ET goes, but that stuff happens," said the Houston native. "Krisher went .042 (reaction time, Enders' was .070 - .000 is perfect) and was beatable, but we left the door open and he walked through it.

"Considering what has gone on in the past week and a half, just to get everything together to get to this point, to qualify the car and to race on Sunday is really a feat in itself. I'm really proud of the DSR Pro Stock guys, and I'm happy that we could put the car in the show.

"It was hot out (near 100-degree temperature, and 140-plus track temperature). It wasn't a straight run and I didn't have the best light, but we get to go to Seattle next weekend."

Enders heads to Pacific Raceways outside of Seattle, Wash., next weekend for the Schuck's NHRA Nationals, July 21-23.

-dsr

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