Erica Ortiz took her Horsepower & Heels Mustang to the Fun Ford Weekend Sunshine State Nationals event in Gainesville, FL June, 2002.
She competed in the True Street class, a unique class that challenges street cars to a 30 mile road cruise before returning to the drag track for 3 back-to-back passes. The key is, they have to complete the cruise and passes without servicing the car. Each of those passes is then averaged for a final score. The top score in each 9, 10, 11, and 12 second bracket was awarded a trophy, as well as the overall event winner with the fastest average.
Erica finished the passes, obtaining a 9.48 average at 150 mph. This took the top 9 second average category, and was also the over all True Street winner for the event.
2002 Fun Ford Weekend Sunshine State Nationals True Street Champion
The event marked Erica’s first victory in her drag racing career.