About Alexis DeJoria

About Alexis

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Driver of the Bandero Premium Tequila Toyota GR Supra Funny Car


  • Date of birth: Sept. 24, 1977
  • Hometown: Venice, Calif.
  • Residence: Austin, Texas
  • Daughter: Isabella
  • Hobbies: Snowboarding, riding motorcycles, cooking


  • Category: NHRA Funny Car
  • Sponsor/car: Bandero Premium Tequila Toyota GR Supra
  • Crew chiefs: Del Worsham
  • Career best points finish: 6th (2021)
  • Career event titles: 6
  • Career final rounds: 12
  • Career No. 1 qualifying positions: 7
  • Career best elapsed time: 3.862 secs, (Pomona 2, 2022)
  • Career best speed: 334.73 mph (Charlotte 2, 2022)


  • Became the first female to compete in 100 Funny Car events during the 2016 NHRA Winternationals in Pomona, Calif.
  • First woman to break the three-second barrier when she posted a 3.997 E.T. at the 2014 Winternationals
  • Currently the only female competing in the Funny Car category, and is in pursuit of becoming the first female Funny Car world champion
  • Has notched wins in the Super Comp, Top Alcohol Funny Car, and Funny Car categories

DeJoria worked her way up to the premier Funny Car class starting in Super Gas before moving to a Super Comp dragster. She advanced to a Top Alcohol Funny Car team where she raced and managed the team from 2009-2011. She experienced success at every level, winning a Super Comp national event as well as capturing the TAFC win at the 2011 NHRA Northwest Nationals in Seattle.

Racing for Kalitta Motorsports, DeJoria made her professional debut at the 2011 Dallas event. Her first career pro Funny Car win came in 2014 at the Arizona Nationals in Phoenix and was quickly followed that season by a win in Las Vegas and a victory at the historic U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis. She then went on to pick up victories in wins Las Vegas (2016) and Brainerd (2017) before she took a two-season break from racing in 2018-2019 before returning to the series in 2020, joining Del Worsham’s DC Motorsports team. Since her return she has had one of the quickest race cars on the tour, and clinched national event win No. 6 in 2021 at Bristol, Tenn., the facility where she powered to her first Funny Car final round in 2012.