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Courtney Force, a rookie and the 24-year-old daughter of 15-time Funny Car champion John Force, earned the first victory of her career, defeating Matt Hagan in the finals at Pacific Raceways.Enders, 28, won for the second time this season, defeating Jason Line in the Pro Stock final. One month ago in Chicago, Enders became the first woman ever to win in the Pro Stock class.
Another woman also joined Force and Enders in victory Sunday. Megan Ellingson of Seattle won in the Super Street Sportsman's class."To have both me and Erica in the winner's circle is awesome," Force said. "We're not just out here to race the boys, we're here to beat the boys and today just proves that." Force's sister, Ashley Force Hood, was the first female Funny Car winner. Force had a 4.238-second pass at 293.54 mph in the final round to knock off reigning Funny Car champion Matt Hagan. Enders picked up her second win of the year by defeating defending Pro Stock series champion Jason Line with a run of 6.614 at 209.65.
|Erica Enders, left, and Courtney Force made it a historic day for women in the NHRA on Sunday.|