ENNIS, Texas – Camrie Caruso, a third-generation racer, is set to become the second female racer to contest a full season in the NHRA Pro Stock division next year.
The announcement was made Friday during the Texas NHRA FallNationals at the Texas Motorplex.
Caruso, whose father Marc Caruso races in the Pro Mod division, will drive a Chevy Camaro fielded by the Caruso Family Racing team. The 23-year-old is advancing to the Pro Stock class after most recently racing in the Professional Drag Racing Ass’n Elite Top Dragster and Pro Outlaw 632 divisions.
She’ll join Erica Enders, the four-time and defending NHRA Pro Stock champion, as the second full-time female competitor in Pro Stock history.
The Caruso family recently purchased the Pro Stock car most recently campaigned by Alex Laughlin, who has moved up to the NHRA Top Fuel division. The team also acquired all of Laughlin’s spare parts and four engines, which were previously used by 2018 division champion Tanner Gray.
Titan Racing Engines, based in Denver, N.C., in the former Gray Motorsports shop, will maintain the team’s engines.
“I’m nervous because everybody out there is really good,” Caruso said. “We’re going to go all 18 (races), hopefully.”