Two-Time NHRA Pro Stock Champion Erica Enders adds name to growing list of professional drivers who support national campaign
BETHESDA, Md. – October 25, 2019 – National advocacy campaign Your Car. Your Data. Your Choice.™
has partnered with Melling Engine Parts for this year’s Dodge NHRA Nationals presented
by Pennzoil in Las Vegas, Oct. 31 – Nov. 3. The partnership will focus on fighting
for drivers nationwide to secure access to and control of their car data.
Car data access and control is an issue with
implications for millions of car owners and drivers across America. Newer model
cars are equipped with advanced technologies that enable real-time, wireless
transmission of data related to driver behavior, GPS location and vehicle
health, including maintenance and repair information. By restricting access, carmakers
are monopolizing this data for their own gain—leading to greater inconvenience,
greater cost and fewer options for repair and maintenance services for car
owners and drivers.
The campaign caught the attention of NHRA star racer
Erica Enders, who is the latest professional driver to join the growing
movement for car data access and control. Enders began racing at 8 years old,
and at the age of 16, became the youngest NHRA national event finalist. She
currently sits in first place in the Pro Stock standings heading into the Vegas
“As a professional driver, I understand how vital it
is to choose who repairs your car,” Enders said. “It’s essential we alert the
nation’s drivers this right could be in jeopardy.”
Enders joins fellow NHRA stars Clay Millican and Blake
Alexander in support of the campaign. Millican and Alexander recently met with
lawmakers on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. to discuss the issue and the ways
it could impact drivers across the country.
“This is simple stuff,”
Millican said. “If you own your car, you should own every part of it, including
the data it transmits.”
Fans can signal their support for the campaign by
signing a petition demanding Congress ensures a driver’s right to access and
control their car data, available here: https://www.change.org/p/u-s-senate-demand-access-to-and-control-of-your-car-s-data.
For more information about
the campaign, visit yourcaryourdata.org.