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

[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 [...]

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

Queen Of Speed: Erica Enders Sets NHRA Pro Mod Speed Record In Charlotte

Another Pro Mod weekend meant another world record and another impressive result for Erica Enders. This time, the standout driver advanced to the final quad of the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway, once again showing remarkable progress for a Pro Mod team with barely a year under its belt. Enders also broke the speed record she set earlier in April in Houston with a blistering pass of 260.41 mph in her turbocharged Elite Motorsports Camaro, and moved into the top 10 in points, adding [...]

2019-05-08T12:19:12-05:00May 8th, 2019|Categories: 2019|

Jeg Coughlin Jr. Scores NHRA Phoenix Pro Stock Title in 1,000th Round Win

When you've won 62 times in Pro Stock competition, it would be understandable if the victories started to blend together in your mind. But for five-time series champion Jeg Coughlin Jr., earning the trophy of Sunday's 35th annual Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Arizona Nationals in his 1,000 round of Pro Stock racing, this trophy has special significance. "This win today truly feels really second-to-none," Coughlin said. "To reach a mark like this -- 1,000 rounds of racing in this class -- and to hit [...]

2019-03-28T20:58:57-05:00March 28th, 2019|Categories: 2019|

Erica Enders Talks “Hanging On” at 50th annual NHRA Gatornationals

After a rigorous several days of testing, Erica Enders hoped the payoff would come at this weekend’s 50th annual NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway. But an early exit in Pro Stock prevented that, delaying plans for the two-time Pro Stock world champion’s first win of 2019. Despite a good start on Friday in her Melling Performance/Elite Motorsports RJ Race Cars Chevrolet Camaro, Enders couldn’t make another jump the next day in cool weather conditions. She started eliminations in ninth, falling in the first round to [...]

2019-03-28T20:52:28-05:00March 28th, 2019|Categories: 2019|

Rodger Brogdon Continues Fast Pro Stock Start in 2019; Has Fun Along the Way

Rodger Brogdon didn’t get his first win of 2019, but the Pro Stock veteran did make someone’s weekend extremely special at the 50th annual NHRA Gatornationals, and that more than made up for it. Promising $5,000 to a lucky Pro Stock fan during the historic weekend at Gainesville Raceway, Brogdon gave away the prize on Sunday to Amanda Gadagno, a Greenwood, S.C. native who attended the race with her husband, Jimmy. Regulars at Gainesville, but mostly in the nitro pits, the Gadagno family spent considerable [...]

2019-03-28T20:46:03-05:00March 28th, 2019|Categories: 2019|

Brogdon becomes newest member of Elite Pro Stock team

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 [...]

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

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

(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 [...]

2018-12-17T13:59:10-06:00December 17th, 2018|Categories: 2019, Modern Racing, 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, [...]

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

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

(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 [...]

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

Melling Performance and Elite Motorsports Sponsorship Extension

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." [...]

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