World Ford Challenge 5, May 2002
The World Ford Challenge (WFC), a long-standing independent annual race considered by many to be the Super Bowl of Ford Drag Racing, was held in St. Louis, Missouri in May 2002. Minutes from the famed arches, Gateway International Raceway filled with hundreds of competitors for the chance to be the top dog in a wide variety of classes.
Horsepower & Heels Racing driver Erica Ortiz gets in the seat for some Wild Street action. Wild Street is a unique class in which competitors must take their street-legal machines on a 30 mile road cruise before returning to the track for 3 back-to-back passes, without being able to lift the hood or service the car. The 3 passes are then averaged, giving the competitor their qualifying position for heads-up eliminations.
After the 30 mile cruise, Erica averages 9.891 @ 151.56 for the #4 qualified position. (Round 1: 10.60 | Round 2: 9.51 | Round 3: 9.48)
Average: 9.891 | Top MPH: 151.56
9.48 @ 150.02 W – 1st Round
9.597 @146.32 W – 2nd Round
9.212 @ 149.78 L – 3rd Round