NHRA Four-Wide Nationals Pre-Race Report

Alexis Dejoria

Driver of the Bandero Premium Tequila Toyota GR Supra Funny Car

Las Vegas 1 Event Highlights:

  • Two-time event champion (2014, 2016)

Note: The Las Vegas 1 four-wide format was first introduced in 2018

2022 NHRA Four-Wide Nationals Recap:
Qualified 10th; Semifinal finish (defeated Jim Campbell, Cruz Pedregon in E1, John Force, Blake Alexander in E2; defeated by Ron Capps, Matt Hagan in E3)

Last Event (Pomona 1):
Qualified second; Quarterfinal finish (defeated Jeff Arend in E1; defeated by Matt Hagan in  E2)

Career Statistics:
197 races; six wins; six No.  1 qualifiers


  • DeJoria is a two-time Las Vegas 1 winner but is seeking her first victory at a four-wide event
  • Advanced to the final elimination quad at the 2022 event
  • Has enjoyed a strong start to the 2023 season which includes two semifinal finishes, two No. 2 qualifying positions, winning the inaugural #2Fast2Tasty Funny Car Challenge, and setting top speed of the meet in Pomona
  • Currently ranked third in the point standings

Fan Events:
DeJoria will join her Toyota Gazoo Racing teammates at the Toyota midway display from 9:30 – 10:00 a.m. on Saturday for a Team Toyota autograph session

“I’ve won the Spring Las Vegas race twice, but those wins were from before we switched to the four-wide format. Our Bandero GR Supra has been quick and consistent all year, and I truly believe a win is right around the corner for our DC Motorsports team. We advanced to the final elimination quad at last year’s Vegas race, and I feel like we have everything we need to get the job done this weekend. Everything has really started to come together as of late. I’m especially excited because we’re back to four qualifying runs this weekend, all of which are in the middle of the day. As long as we continue our trend of performing well during qualifying, we’ll be in a really good position, armed with some really good data, to make it a long race day, and hopefully end our Sunday with our first four-wide Wally.”