Las Vegas 2 Pre-Race Report

Alexis Vegas II

Driver of the Bandero Premium Tequila Toyota GR Supra Funny Car

Countdown to the Championship Ranking: 7th
Event Highlights from The Strip at LVMS:

  • Two-time Spring event winner (2014, 2016)
  • 2021 Fall No. 1 qualifier

2021 Las Vegas 2 Recap:
Qualified No. 1; Quarterfinal finish (defeated Jeff Diehl in E1; defeated by Ron Capps in E2)
Last Event (Dallas):
Qualified 12th; First-round exit (defeated by Blake Alexander in E1)Career Statistics:
192 races; six wins; six No. 1 qualifiers

  • DeJoria, who powered the Bandero GR Supra to a runner-up finish during the second of six Countdown events (Charlotte), occupies the No. 7 spot in the Camping World Series rankings. Nine points (less than one round) separates DeJoria from No. 6 Tim Wilkerson, and there is a 93-point margin between DeJoria and No. 5 Bob Tasca
  • DeJoria’s career-best Countdown finish is sixth place, and she is seeking her first ‘top five’ ranking to close out the season

Fan Events:

  • Alexis DeJoria will join a long list of NHRA Camping World Series competitors for the NHRA Nevada Nationals Fanfest on Fremont St. from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. on Thurs. 
    • The event is free and open to the public
  • On Saturday, DeJoria will join her Toyota Gazoo Racing teammates for an autograph session at the Toyota Midway display from 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

“As drivers, we start each season with a certain set of goals and benchmarks we hope to achieve throughout the year and you adjust along the way. Our Bandero GR Supra is a strong-running car. We have two events left to achieve our goal of parking our car in the winner’s circle before the year is up. And for me personally, I really want to finish the season ranked in the top five. To move into fifth is a bit of a tall order, with 93 points separating us from Tasca, but it’s doable. Thankfully, Pomona features a points-and-a-half format, so while it’s not out of reach, it’s imperative we go rounds this weekend if we want to have a shot.”