NHRA Norwalk Nationals Pre-Race Report

12th annual NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals

Driver of the Bandero Premium Tequila Toyota GR Supra Funny Car

2022 NHRA Norwalk Nationals Event Recap:
Qualified sixth; Quarterfinal finish (defeated Paul Lee in E1; defeated by Robert Hight in E2)
Last Event (Bristol):
Qualified fifth; Event runner-up (defeated Cruz Pedregon in E1, Bobby Bode in E2, Robert Hight in E3; defeated by Ron Capps in E4)
2023 Statistics:
Eight races; two runner-up finishes
Career Statistics:
202 races; six wins, eight runner-up finishes, six No. 1 qualifiers

  • Powered to a runner-up finish at the Thunder Valley Nationals in Bristol, Tenn., the most recent event on tour
  • Will participate in the Norwalk #2Fast2Tasty Challenge presented by Mission Foods on Saturday
  • Enters the weekend ranked fifth in the Funny Car point standings
  • Won the 2022 Norwalk Night Under Fire annual match race by defeating John Force to claim her first victory at the facility

Fan Events:

  • Saturday, 11 – 11:30 a.m., #2Fast2Tasty autograph session at the Mission Foods midway display

“Our Bandero GR Supra team is coming off of some good momentum from Bristol. We raced Ron Capps in the final and we were so close to getting it done. We’ve consistently qualified well this year, and have already gone to two final rounds. With the exception of Epping, we haven’t dropped out of the top five in points all year, and even when we did dip below fifth, we immediately rebounded in Bristol. I can tell we’re on the brink; I know we’ll get a win soon.