Erica Enders and Elite Motorsports have switched from Chevrolet to Mopar/Dodge for the 2016 NHRA Pro Stock season, the automaker announced today. The team has also taken on five-time overall Pro Stock title winner Jeg Coughlin Jr. for 2016, making for an all-star driver lineup that has 79 victories between them.
Both drivers are switching manufacturers as the NHRA Pro Stock class ditches hood scoops and switches from carburetors to fuel injection in 2016. Enders, 32, will be defending her 2015 series title and looking for her third-straight championship in her Mopar Performance-sponsored Dart next year, while Coughlin will be looking to add to an impressive career record that includes 76 Pro Stock wins.
“The Mopar brand is excited to announce that two proven champions, Erica Enders and Jeg Coughlin Jr., will fly the Mopar colors in the NHRA Pro Stock class next season,” said Mopar head of parts and service Pietro Gorlier said. “We couldn’t ask for greater competitors or brand ambassadors to represent us at the drag strip. We’re also very proud to once again partner with Don Schumacher Racing and work together to bring home a fourth NHRA Funny Car crown in six years.”
“We’re entering a new era of Pro Stock and it’s going to be awesome to take a new Mopar-powered Dodge Dart into 2016 and beyond,” added Enders. “We won the last two championships with carburetors and now the goal is to win the first one with fuel injection.”