Category Archives: Race Reports

NHRA Charlotte 2 Pre-Race Report

2023 Pep Boys NHRA Nationals

ALEXIS DEJORIADriver of the Bandero Premium Tequila Toyota GR Supra Funny Car Countdown to the Championship Ranking: 6th NHRA Carolina Nationals Event Highlights: 2022 runner-up 2014 No. 1 qualifier Overall zMAX Dragway stats: Two-time runner-up (Spring 2023, Fall 2022) Two-time No. 1 qualifier (Fall 2014, Spring 2016) 2022 NHRA Carolina Nationals Event Recap: Qualified ninth; Event runner-up […]

Alexis DeJoria Maintains No. 6 Ranking in Reading After Advancing to Quarterfinals

Alexis DeJoria Reading

READING, Pa. (September 17, 2023) – Alexis DeJoria began the Pep Boys NHRA Nationals, the first event of the six-race NHRA Countdown to the Championship, from the No. 6 seed in the Funny Car standings. Making her sixth playoff appearance, DeJoria is on track to finish in the top 10 for the seventh time, including her […]

NHRA Reading Pre-Race Report

Alexis DeJoria Reading

ALEXIS DEJORIADriver of the Bandero Premium Tequila Toyota GR Supra Funny Car Countdown to the Championship Ranking: 6th 2022 Pep Boys NHRA Nationals Event Recap:Qualified 10th; First round exit (defeated by Tim Wilkerson in E1) Last Event (Indianapolis):Qualified third; Quarterfinal finish (defeated Bobby Bode in E1; defeated by Cruz Pedregon in E2) 2023 Statistics:15 races; three runner-up finishes Career Statistics:209 […]

Alexis DeJoria Advances to Quarterfinals from No. 3 Seed at Indianapolis; Closes Out NHRA Regular-Season in Sixth Place

Alexis 2023 Indy

INDIANAPOLIS (Sept. 4, 2023) – A solid qualifying effort coupled with a quarterfinal appearance at the NHRA U.S. Nationals yielded a sixth-place finish to the NHRA’s regular-season for Alexis DeJoria and the DC Motorsports team on Monday at Indianapolis Raceway Park. DeJoria’s four-day weekend at IRP got off to a strong start. Right out of the gate, […]

NHRA U.S. Nationals Pre-Race Report

Del and Alexis Startup

ALEXIS DEJORIADriver of the Bandero Premium Tequila Toyota GR Supra Funny Car NHRA U.S. Nationals Event Highlights: 2014 event champion 2022 NHRA U.S. Nationals Event Recap: Qualified 10th; First round exit (defeated by Matt Hagan in E1) Last Event (Brainerd):Qualified eighth; First round exit (defeated by Tim Wilkerson in E1) 2023 Statistics:14 races; three runner-up finishes Career Statistics:208 races; […]

DC Motorsports Team Continues to Demonstrate Consistency at NHRA Brainerd Nationals

Alexis Brainerd

BRAINERD, Minn. (August 20, 2023) – On paper, the 2023 NHRA Brainerd Nationals might look like an event the DC Motorsports team would prefer to put behind them, but looks can be deceiving. Alexis DeJoria was defeated in the first round of eliminations on Sunday after starting from the eighth seed, and while the team had […]

NHRA Brainerd Pre-Race Report

Alexis 2023 Brainerd

ALEXIS DEJORIADriver of the Bandero Premium Tequila Toyota GR Supra Funny Car NHRA Brainerd Nationals Event Highlights: 2017 event champion 2022 NHRA Brainerd Nationals Event Recap:Qualified eighth; Semifinal finish (defeated Blake Alexander in E1, Matt Hagan in E2; defeated by Ron Capps in E3) Last Event (Topeka):Qualified 12th; Quarterfinal finish (defeated John Force in E1; defeated […]

Eventful Weekend for Team Bandero at Topeka

12th annual NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals

TOPEKA, Kan. (August 13, 2023) – Qualifying for the Menards NHRA Nationals Presented by PetArmor was anything but routine for Alexis DeJoria and the Bandero Premium Tequila Toyota GR Supra Funny Car team. Despite not taking the Tree during two of the three sessions, the three-time finalists in 2023 made the most of their sole qualifying […]

NHRA Topeka Pre-Race Report

Alexis DeJoria Norwalk

ALEXIS DEJORIADriver of the Bandero Premium Tequila Toyota GR Supra Funny Car 2022 Menards NHRA Nationals presented by PetArmor Event Recap:Qualified seventh; Quarterfinal finish (defeated J.R. Todd in E1; defeated by Robert Hight in E2) Last Event (Sonoma):Qualified second; First round exit (defeated by Paul Lee in E1) 2023 Statistics:12 races; three runner-up finishes Career Statistics:206 races; six […]

Bandero Team Runs Strong in Sonoma But Comes Up Short on Race Day

Alexis Sonoma Raceday

SONOMA, Calif. (July 30, 2023) – After an impressive qualifying performance that saw Alexis DeJoria clock the two best laps of the day on Friday, and another solid run on Saturday, the Bandero Premium Tequila Toyota GR Supra Funny Car team looked prime for a long day of going rounds on Sunday at the NHRA Sonoma […]

Alexis DeJoria Powers to Provisional Pole at Sonoma 

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SONOMA, Calif. (July 28, 2023) – Alexis DeJoria powered the Bandero Premium Tequila Toyota GR Supra Funny Car to the provisional pole on Friday at the NHRA Sonoma Nationals. Right out of the gate, DeJoria and her Del Worsham-led team unloaded with the quickest pass in the opening qualifying session, recording a 3.942 E.T. at 326.56 […]

NHRA Sonoma Nationals Pre-Race Report

Alexis Dejoria Sonoma

ALEXIS DEJORIA Driver of the Bandero Premium Tequila Toyota GR Supra Funny Car 2022 NHRA Sonoma Nationals Event Recap: Qualified third; Semifinal finish (defeated Terry Haddock in E1, Cruz Pedregon in E2; defeated by John Force in E3) Last Event (Seattle): Qualified eighth; First round exit (defeated by Chad Green in E1) 2023 Statistics: 11 […]

NHRA Northwest Nationals Pre-Race Report

Alexis in Seattle

ALEXIS DEJORIADriver of the Bandero Premium Tequila Toyota GR Supra Funny Car 2022 NHRA Northwest Nationals Event Recap:Qualified second; Quarterfinal finish (defeated Jim Campbell in E1; defeated by Robert Hight in E2) Last Event (Denver):Qualified ninth; Event runner-up (defeated Chad Green in E1, Cruz Pedregon in E2, J.R. Todd in E3; defeated by Matt Hagan in […]

Alexis DeJoria Races to Final Round at NHRA Mile-High Nationals, Advances Two Positions to Third

Alexis Makes Finals in Denver

MORRISON, Colo. (July 16, 2023) – Racing in front of a capacity crowd on Sunday, Funny Car driver Alexis DeJoria added one last Bandimere Speedway milestone to her résumé when she scored a runner-up finish at the final NHRA Mile-High Nationals. Her Bandero Premium Tequila Toyota GR Supra was on track to make its best pass […]