NHRA Dallas Pre-Race Report

NHRA Midwest Nationals

Driver of the Bandero Premium Tequila Toyota GR Supra Funny Car

Countdown to the Championship Ranking: 8th
2022 Texas NHRA Fall Nationals Event Recap:
Qualified 12th; First round exit (defeated by Blake Alexander in E1)
Last Event (St. Louis):
Qualified 12th; First round exit (defeated by Matt Hagan in E1)
2023 Statistics:
18 races; three runner-up finishes
Career Statistics:
212 races; six wins, six No. 1 qualifiers

  • Made her professional debut at the 2011 Dallas event while competing for Kalitta Motorsports
  • As a resident of Austin, DeJoria considers the Texas Motorplex to be a home track

Fan Events:

  • Thursday, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., Stampede of Speed Pre-Stage FanFest driver autograph session at Railyard Park in Waxahachie
  • Saturday, 11:30 a.m. – noon, Team Toyota autograph session at Toyota midway display

“The Dallas race feels like a home game for me. I’ve been living in the Austin area for about a decade now, and we tend to always have a good showing from my Texas-based friends and family that come out to support our Bandero GR Supra team. The Motorplex is also where I made my Funny Car debut back in 2011, so it’s always cool to go back to a facility where I have so many good memories.
“At this point in the Countdown, we’re nearly 200 points back and while anything is possible, realistically, with only three races left our goal is to play more of a spoiler role. We’re long overdue for a win, and would like nothing more than to get that done this weekend in Dallas. These first three races of the playoffs have not been a good representation of what our team is capable of. We’ve all been putting the work in, and hopefully we can close out the second half of the Countdown by returning to where we were at earlier in the season, which is low qualifying positions and long Sundays.”