Erica Enders is an American drag racing driver who has won four championships in the Pro Stock of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. as of now, she also currently races in the NHRA Pro Modified class. Additionally, she also became the first woman to win the NHRA Pro Stock World Championship in 2014 winning six races for the year.
Furthermore, she is the older sister of former junior dragster Courtney Enders. The two siblings’ life story attracted the filmmakers of Disney Channel Original Movie and turned to a movie named Right on Track in 2003. Further, her role was portrayed by Beverley Mitchell while her sister’s role by Brie Larson. Let us scroll over to know more information on her then keep on scrolling.
Caption: The Drag racing driver, Erica Enders.
Source: Denver Post
Erica Enders: Bio, Family, Career
The drag racing driver was born on 8 October 1983 as Erica Lee Enders. She along with her younger sister Courtney Enders was born and raised in Houston, Texas, the United States of America. Greg Enders and Janet Lee Enders. Enders is the older sister of Courtney Enders, who was a junior dragster driver; they both attended Cypress Springs High School.
She was interested in motor racing from a young age and started racing in 1992 at the age of 8. Moroever, the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum has her original Enders Racing Junior Dragster car on display. Further, she had her eight years of junior dragster competition where she had 37 career wins. In 1995, she was named Junior Dragster Driver of the Year.
At the age of 16, in 2000, she entered her first national event final in Houston to become the youngest NHRA national event finalist. At the same time, she was named NHRA Sportsman Rookie of the Year. She became the first woman to qualify No. 1 in Pro Stock in 2006. Since then, she has won several racing championships. She also started driving a twin-turbo 2019 Camaro for Elite Motorsports in Pro Modified in 2018. Enders almost avoided major injury in 2019 when her Chevrolet Camaro caught fire at the end of an NHRA Pro Mod qualifying lap in Ohio.
Erica Enders: Personal Life & Husband
Coming over to her private life, she is a happily married woman. She has married her longtime boyfriend turned husband Richie Stevens, Jr. Looking shortly at her husband, he is also a drag racing driver who hails from New Orleans had won his first ADRL race at Virginia Motorsports Park. This has helped him to become the first driver to win a Pro Stock race in the NHRA, the ADRL, and the International Hot Rod Association.
Further, they had dated above three years before they tied a knot on 7 December 2012. Additionally, her fiance at the time had proposed to Erica after winning her first national event in Pro Stock. Following their marriage, Richie and Enders went on their honeymoon in Hana on the island of Maui in Hawaii. However, the drag racer has kept most of her private affairs away from the media. It is unclear whether she has welcomed a child from her married life with Stevens or not.
Caption: Erica Enders with her husband Richie Stevens Jr.
Erica Enders: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
She has an estimated net worth of around $2 million from her career as a racing driver. Further, she also amassed a profitable amount from selling her own line of racing merchandise. Additionally, she has also won multiple championships in various events that also helped her to win prize money.
She is highly active over different social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook. On Instagram, she has an account @ericaendersracing with 79.6k followers. She has a verified Facebook account under her name with more than 181k followers. It seems that she is not active on Twitter.
Erica Enders: Body Measurements
The athlete has a slim and fit body that has body measurements of 35-25-35 inches of chest-waist-hips size. Her body stands to a height of 5 Feet and 11 inches or 1.77 meters and weighs around 60kg. She has a brown color eye and black hair color.