• In this photo provided by NHRA, Courtney Force and Erica Enders celebrate their victories at the O'Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Northwest Nationals auto race at Pacific Raceways, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, in Kent, Wash. (AP Photo/NHRA, Theresa Long)

  • In this photo provided by NHRA, Pro Stock winner Erica Enders, from Houston, celebrates after racing to victory Sunday July 1, 2012, at the Route 66 NHRA Nationals at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Ill. Enders is the first woman to win an NHRA Pro Stock event by defeating Greg Anderson in the final round of the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series event. (AP Photo/NHRA, Theresa Long)
  • In this photo provided by NHRA, Erica Enders celebrates her win at the O'Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Northwest Nationals auto race at Pacific Raceways, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, in Kent, Wash. (AP Photo/NHRA, Theresa Long)
  • Driver Erica Enders, left, congratulates Courtney Force after they both won their events at the NHRA Northwest National at Pacific Raceway in Auburn, Wash., Sunday Aug. 5, 2012. This is the first time two women have won on the same day in a NHRA Professional category. (AP Photo/Joe Barrentine/The News Tribune)
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.

I'm reporting this comment as:

Reported comments and users are reviewed by Autoblog staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week to determine whether they violate Community Guideline. Accounts are penalized for Community Guidelines violations and serious or repeated violations can lead to account termination.


    • 1 Second Ago
  • Share This Photo X