Denver Pre-Race Report

Alexis Western Swing

Driver of the Bandero Premium Tequila Toyota GR Supra Funny Car
Denver Event Highlights:

  • 2021 event runner-up

2021 Denver Recap:
Qualified second; Event runner-up (defeated Jack Wyatt in E1, Bob Tasca in E2, Tim Wilkerson in E3; defeated by Matt Hagan in E4)
Last Event (Norwalk):
Qualified sixth; Quarterfinal finish (defeated Paul Lee in E1; defeated by Robert Hight in E2)Career Statistics:
182 races; six wins; six No. 1 qualifiersNoteworthy:

  • Enjoyed her best Denver performance to date at the 2021 event, powering to a runner-up finish from the No. 2 qualifying position
  • DeJoria is looking to take last year’s final round appearance one step further and capture her first trophy of the season
  • As NHRA Camping World Series event No. 11, Denver marks the final race of the first half of the 22-race season

“We had a great outing in Denver last year, having made it to the final round from the No. 2 qualifying position. We were very consistent throughout qualifying and on race day. It’s common knowledge that crew chiefs have a ‘Denver specific’ tune-up that they turn to every year, and it definitely makes us feel good heading into an event where we know we have a proven combination for that particular track.
“After these few weeks off, I’m looking forward to getting back after it this weekend. Personally, I don’t like the long breaks in between race weekends. Of course, sometimes it’s necessary for us to get home and recharge, but I tend to believe that the more races we have back-to-back, the better it is for me as a driver as well as for my team. We like to get into that go-go-go rhythm, and I’m looking forward to kicking off this three-race swing on a high note.”