DC Motorsports Pre-Race Report: Gainesville

Alexis Dejoria

2023 NHRA Gatornationals Recap:
Qualified ninth; Semifinal finish (defeated Cruz Pedregon in E1, Ron Capps in E2; defeated by Matt Hagan in E3)

Career Statistics:
215 races; six wins, six No. 1 qualifiers


  • 2024 marks DeJoria’s 11th full season competing as a professional Funny Car racer. She made her professional debut at the 2011 Dallas race and competed in four Funny Car events that year. She raced full-time from 2012 through the end of the 2017 season before rejoining the tour at the start of 2020 after a two-year hiatus.

Fan Events:

  • Saturday, 3/9, 10:30 – 11:00 a.m., Team Toyota autograph session at Toyota midway display

“It’s the first race of the 2024 season, and the importance of having a successful performance at this first event is underrated by some but not by us. We have an opportunity to redeem ourselves from the way we ended the season last year. Consistent performance from start to finish is key. We were hot the first half of 2023, and not so for the Countdown. With all of these adversities, we’ve stepped up our game knowing these are learning experiences. We’ve become a stronger, more educated team that knows what to do and what needs to be perfected. We’re charged and ready to do what we know we can and will do, and ready to race at our full potential.”