NHRA Arizona Nationals Pre-Race Report

Alexis Pheonix

Driver of the Bandero Premium Tequila Toyota GR Supra Funny Car

NHRA Arizona Nationals Event Highlights:

  • 2014 event champion

2022 NHRA Arizona Nationals Recap:
Qualified ninth; Quarterfinal finish (defeated J.R. Todd in E1; defeated by Matt Hagan in E3)
Last Event (Gainesville):
Qualified ninth; Semifinal finish (defeated Cruz Pedregon in E1, Ron Capps in E2; defeated by Matt Hagan in E3)
Career Statistics:
196 events; six wins; six No. 1 qualifiers

  • Earned her first Funny Car victory during the 2014 NHRA Arizona Nationals
  • Clinched a spot in the inaugural Mission Foods #2Fast2Tasty NHRA Challenge, contested this weekend; DeJoria will be looking to avenge her Gatornationals semifinal round loss to her first #2Fast2Tasty challenge opponent, Matt Hagan 

Fan Events:

  • DeJoria will participate in the Mission Foods #2Fast2Tasty autograph session at the Mission Foods midway on Saturday at 9:30 a.m.
  • Also on Saturday, DeJoria will join her Toyota Gazoo Racing teammates at the Toyota midway display from 10 – 10:30 a.m. for a Team Toyota autograph session

“Racing this last year at Wild Horse Pass will be a somber one. Between the annual NHRA Arizona Nationals event, and all of the years we went there for pre-season testing, I feel like I’ve spent a lot of time at that facility. The Phoenix track holds a lot of great memories for me, especially since that’s where I won my first professional nitro Funny Car event back in 2014. I’ll miss going there every year, and of course, will miss all of our wonderful fans.”