NHRA Northwest Nationals Pre-Race Report

Alexis in Seattle

ALEXIS DEJORIA
Driver of the Bandero Premium Tequila Toyota GR Supra Funny Car

2022 NHRA Northwest Nationals Event Recap:
Qualified second; Quarterfinal finish (defeated Jim Campbell in E1; defeated by Robert Hight in E2)
 
Last Event (Denver):
Qualified ninth; Event runner-up (defeated Chad Green in E1, Cruz Pedregon in E2, J.R. Todd in E3; defeated by Matt Hagan in E4)
 
2023 Statistics:
10 races; three runner-up finishes
 
Career Statistics:
204 races; six wins, six No. 1 qualifiers
 
Noteworthy:

  • Won the 2011 NHRA Northwest Nationals while competing in the Top Alcohol Funny Car category
    • Including her Sportsman wins, DeJoria is an eight-time NHRA winner (1 Super Comp, 1 Top Alcohol Funny Car, 6 Funny Car)
  • DeJoria’s crew chief, Del Worsham, owns the facility’s Funny Car E.T. record of 3.832 seconds, which he achieved while competing at the 2016 event
  • As a member of the Toyota Gazoo Racing team, DeJoria is vying to win Toyota’s 200th NHRA trophy (current Toyota NHRA win count: 199)
  • By advancing beyond the semifinals at the NHRA Mile-High Nationals, DeJoria earned a spot in the Seattle Mission #2Fast2Tasty Challenge on Saturday

Fan Events:

  • Saturday, 11:15 – 11:45 a.m., #2Fast2Tasty autograph session – Mission Foods midway display
  • Saturday, 11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Team Toyota autograph session – Toyota midway display

Quotable:
“I’m looking forward to running well and going rounds. We’ve moved up two spots to third in points and all the progress we made is very motivating.”