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Enders Rises To The Occasion In Pomona, Claims Third Pro Stock World Championship

2019-11-18T07:12:14-06:00November 17th, 2019|Categories: 2019, Chevrolet, Erica Enders, Melling Performance, Race Recap|Tags: , |

[Source: Drag Illustrated] For a third time, Erica Enders is a Pro Stock world champion. This one – claimed on Sunday during the NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona – was special, both in how Enders succeeded on this day in eliminations, and how the champ and her team have battled back from adversity the last three seasons. In the end, Enders triumphed in a possible career-defining performance on Sunday against Greg Anderson, clinching a third championship at the Countdown to the Championship [...]

Brogdon becomes newest member of Elite Pro Stock team

2019-03-28T20:31:16-05:00January 8th, 2019|Categories: 2019, NHRA, Pro Stock, Rodger Brogdon|Tags: , |

During last year’s NHRA Spring Nationals at Houston Raceway Park, Rodger Brogdon returned to the Pro Stock class after two years on the sidelines and enjoyed the experience so much that he’s announced a full-season program for 2019. Brogdon, a six-time national event winner, including three in Pro Stock, will be joining a talent-laden Elite Motorsports team that already includes Erica Enders, Jeg Coughlin Jr., and Alex Laughlin. Brogdon will be racing a Chevy Camaro under the RBR Machine banner, representing one of his successful [...]

Elite Motorsports and Modern Racing Add Tuner Shane Tecklenburg to Pro Mod Powerhouse

2018-12-17T13:59:10-06:00December 17th, 2018|Categories: 2019, Modern Racing, Pro Mod|Tags: , , |

(via Modern Racing) MOORESVILLE, NC — The quickly expanding conglomerate formed by Elite Motorsports and Modern Racing has taken another step forward. The team is proud to announce the addition of record-setting tuner and engine management expert Shane Tecklenburg to the braintrust led by Modern Racing’s Justin Elkes. The arrangement calls for Tecklenburg to supply the team’s three turbocharged NHRA Pro Modified entries piloted by Erica Enders, Alex Laughlin and Steve Matusek with complete vehicle management systems. “I look forward to combining the resources of [...]

ELITE PERFORMANCE, JUSTIN ELKES’ MODERN RACING FORM ALLIANCE

2018-12-11T14:19:48-06:00December 11th, 2018|Categories: 2019, Pro Mod|Tags: , |

(From CompetitionPlus.com) Signaling a further progression in their growing Pro Mod operation, Pro Stock and sportsman racing powerhouse Elite Motorsports announced today it has formed a strategic alliance with Modern Racing and its founder, noted tuner guru Justin Elkes. Elite Motorsports will campaign three Pro Mod cars driven by Erica Enders, Alex Laughlin and Steve Matusek for the full 2019 E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service season and Modern Racing will help oversee that transition. Elkes’ Modern Racing, [...]

Matusek joins Enders and Laughlin in Elite Performance’s 2019 Pro Mod lineup

2018-12-11T08:37:54-06:00December 11th, 2018|Categories: 2019, Pro Mod, Steve Matusek|Tags: , |

(From NHRA.com) Veteran Pro Mod racer Steve Matusek will drive a twin-turbo Ford Mustang for Elite Motorsports in 2019, joining Elite’s burgeoning Pro Mod operation that will also feature Erica Enders and Alex Laughlin for the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service season. Enders debuted in the class last year and made considerable strides as the year progressed, and she will race the full 12-event schedule in 2019. Laughlin will do the same as he makes his Pro [...]

Melling Performance and Elite Motorsports Sponsorship Extension

2018-12-11T08:31:41-06:00December 11th, 2018|Categories: 2019, Erica Enders, Melling Performance, NHRA, Sponsorship|Tags: , , |

Two-time NHRA Pro Stock World Champion, Erica Enders announced a contract extension with Melling Performance Thursday at the PRI show. The 2019 NHRA MelloYello Drag Racing Season will mark the third season of the partnership between Elite Motorsports and Melling Performance. "What started off as an associate sponsorship has grown into a full blown partnership", said Enders. "Everything we do at Elite Motorsports and Performance is family and people based. It was a perfect fit with Melling as they run their business the same way." [...]

Two-Time Pro Stock Champion, Erica Enders and Team Earn First Number One Qualifier since 2015

2018-08-20T14:46:59-05:00August 18th, 2018|Categories: 2018, Chevrolet, Erica Enders, Qualifying|Tags: , |

When you think of Erica Enders in current day you wouldn’t think of a drought coming to an end. Today the number one qualifier drought does just that. It has been since 2015 since Enders and team took the green hat home on Saturday. Today at the Lucas Oil Brainerd Nationals at Brainerd international Raceway, Erica and the boys got it done. “I can’t believe it’s been three seasons since I’ve been able to wear my own and green hat”, The two-time champion said. “After [...]

Jeg Coughlin Jr. scores 80th career victory with third Pro Stock win in Sonoma

2018-07-30T12:31:32-05:00July 30th, 2018|Categories: 2018, Chevrolet, Jeg Coughlin Jr., Race Recap|Tags: , , , |

Six-time NHRA champion Jeg Coughlin Jr. had a big Sunday at Sonoma Raceway, winning his third Pro Stock race of the season, moving into the top five of the Mello Yello championship points, and reaching the 80-win mark for his career. Coughlin used his powerful JEGS.com/Elite Performance Chevrolet Camaro to beat Fernando Cuadra, Elite teammate Alex Laughlin, points leader Greg Anderson and Deric Kramer to match previous Pro Stock wins this year in Chicago and Bristol, Tenn. This was also Coughlin's third win in the [...]

JEGS.com driver Jeg Coughlin Jr. wins Pro Stock in Bristol

2018-06-18T08:51:01-05:00June 17th, 2018|Categories: 2018, Chevrolet, Jeg Coughlin Jr., Race Recap|Tags: , , , |

BRISTOL, TN – JEGS.com driver Jeg Coughlin Jr. has been on plenty of hot streaks during his legendary career, but not many like this one. With a victory in the Fitzgerald USA NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals on Sunday at Bristol Dragway, Coughlin has scored three wins in the last three weekends. He won in Pro Stock in Chicago, followed that up with a Super Comp win in Richmond and extended the streak to three with the Pro Stock victory here. "That has a nice ring [...]

Jeg Coughlin Jr. breaks four-year drought with huge win at JEGS Route 66 NHRA Nationals

2018-06-18T08:49:23-05:00June 3rd, 2018|Categories: 2018, Chevrolet, Jeg Coughlin Jr., Race Recap|Tags: , , , |

JOLIET, IL -- Six-time world champion Jeg Coughlin Jr. couldn't have picked a better place to break a four-year winless drought than Sunday's 21st annual JEGS Route 66 NHRA Nationals, the first pro event ever sponsored by the high-performance part company his father started 58 years ago. Coughlin had a stellar day behind the wheel of his JEGS.com/Elite Performance Chevrolet Camaro, posting an impressive string of super-quick reaction times in all four elimination rounds to help turn on the win lights he needed, and his [...]