NHRA Reading Pre-Race Report

Alexis DeJoria Reading

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

Countdown to the Championship Ranking: 6th
 
2022 Pep Boys NHRA Nationals Event Recap:
Qualified 10th; First round exit (defeated by Tim Wilkerson in E1)
 
Last Event (Indianapolis):
Qualified third; Quarterfinal finish (defeated Bobby Bode in E1; defeated by Cruz Pedregon in E2)
 
2023 Statistics:
15 races; three runner-up finishes
 
Career Statistics:
209 races; six wins, six No. 1 qualifiers
 
Noteworthy:

  • DeJoria will be making her seventh Countdown to the Championship appearance (incl. 2020)
    • With six round wins during the 2022 Countdown, DeJoria finished the season ranked seventh
    • DeJoria’s best prior Countdown finish: 6th place (2021)

Quotable:
We’ve got six races left, and six opportunities to park our Bandero GR Supra in the winner’s circle before the season ends. Reading is the first race of the Countdown and with the points reset, it’s really anyone’s ball game but we need to have a strong showing this weekend and get our playoffs started on the right foot if we want to be a part of the conversation when the championship hunt heats up in a few weeks. We’ve got a great car and we’re capable of running with the best of them, we just need everything to fall into place at the right time.”