The National Hot Rod Association is racing this weekend in Brainerd, Minnesota, but history was made two weeks ago at the Northwest Nationals in Seattle. We overlooked it at the time, but when Erica Enders won in Pro Stock and Courtney Force won in Funny Car, it was the first time two women have won in pro classes on the same day.

Enders notched her second victory of the year. For Force, a rookie and the daughter of NHRA legend John Force, it was her first career win. Both women had to defeat reigning champions in their classes to pull off their victories. Enders went 6.614 at 209.65 miles per hour to beat defending Pro Stock champion Jason Line, while Force did 4.238 seconds at 293.54 mph to top Funny Car champ Matt Hagan.

Scroll down to watch ESPN's report on the historic race.


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      rpsr4
      • 2 Years Ago
      Robdaemon,Nobody went crazier than Papa John !!!!
      Cory Stansbury
      • 2 Years Ago
      Good to see. More cool car girls hanging around the track...not a bad thing!
      Robdaemon
      • 2 Years Ago
      I was wondering if this was going to be covered. I was at Pacific Raceways that day. The crowd went absolutely nuts. It was awesome.
      stefanmichael825
      • 2 Years Ago
      It's sad that you felt that you had to report on this.. I watched and just thought "Thats nice" and for two weeks it seemd that the press had gotten over it's sexism and was not making a big thing over nothing.. now you go and practically (or at least psycologically) want to put women back into aprons and in the kitchen. Get over it or start posting everytime a pair of males win, or a pair who share a birthday win, or a pair with red hair win, or a pair with blue shoes win.. etc... gettit??? Pointing them out does nothing for the equality that they fight for. It only encourages those that want to see the difference.
      • 2 Years Ago
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        SCOTT !!!!!!!!
        • 2 Years Ago
        You are so out of touch with reality. There have been women racing since the very beginning. Your a idiot. I bet teh closest thing you can get to racing anything is your tv set and asking someone to get your fat butt another beer.
      James Oldfield
      • 2 Years Ago
      WOBROWN10 Where are you coming from? What year where you born and where at it sounds like you are really old and your ideas are way out of date. You need to check what year you are living in. Women are not second class people they are more then welcome in the sports fields we love them in the NHRA. GROW UP !
        SCOTT !!!!!!!!
        • 2 Years Ago
        @James Oldfield
        Don't put date on them. Because as long as I have been alieve there have been women racing something. Just not getting the credit they should have. Heck I have even street raced them in pasadena....lolol. That was before we had drag strips..lol.
      kitten48austin
      • 2 Years Ago
      Hey wobrown...Why don't YOU go hide under that rock that you crawled out from in that cave that you have been living in asswipe
      sandi
      • 2 Years Ago
      wobrown , crawl back into your cave were you and your beliefs belong!
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      wongtpa
      • 2 Years Ago
      Force likes Ford = fast on race day!
        MONTEGOD7SS
        • 2 Years Ago
        @wongtpa
        Ford stickers, powered by Hemi.
        kmaninlala
        • 2 Years Ago
        @wongtpa
        To me, FORD = "Fire Or Related Disaster" (son of a lifelong Chrysler mechanic, for what it's worth) but anyone with the surname FORCE knows what they're doing! Can't wait to see Ashley and Courtney meet up in a final someday with Dad "on the trailer"--winner gets to sit in the front seat, perhaps?
      kmaninlala
      • 2 Years Ago
      Good to see! Now if only we can get women back into Formula 1; I'm just not sure with the physical demands of today's cars that it's possible, but if there's any out there willing to try and be quick, hop in!
      aeheywood
      • 2 Years Ago
      Are there any ladies in motorcycle GP racing? Their lower weights would ideal for the samller capacities i.e. 125cc.
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