NHRA Winternationals Pre-Race Report


NHRA Winternationals 
Event 3 of 21
In-N-Out Burger Pomona Dragstrip
Pomona, Calif.
March 31 – April 2

Driver of the Bandero Premium Tequila Toyota GR Supra Funny Car

In-N-Out Burger Pomona Dragstrip Highlights:

  • 2021 NHRA Finals event runner-up
  • 2014 NHRA Finals No. 1 qualifier

2022 NHRA Winternationals Recap:
Qualified fifth; Quarterfinal finish (defeated Jim Campbell in E1; defeated by Cruz Pedregon in E2)
Last Event (Phoenix):
Qualified second; Semifinal finish (defeated J.R. Todd in E1, Tim Wilkerson in E2; defeated by Ron Capps in E3)
Career Statistics:
197 races; six wins; six No. 1 qualifiers

  • One day after winning the inaugural Mission #2Fast2Tasty Funny Car Challenge in Phoenix, DeJoria powered to a semifinal finish from the No. 2 spot to earn her second consecutive berth into the next Mission Foods-backed specialty race, which will be contested on Saturday 
    • DeJoria will race Ron Capps as her first-round opponent
  • Has advanced to back-to-back semifinal appearances to start the season, and currently sits fourth in the point standings
  • In 2014, DeJoria became the first female Funny Car driver to clock a sub-four second run (3.997 seconds) during qualifying at the Pomona 1 event
  • DeJoria, a former SoCal resident, was first introduced to NHRA Drag Racing when she came out to the Pomona track with friends as a teenager

Fan Events:

  • DeJoria will participate in the Mission #2Fast2Tasty autograph session at the Mission Foods midway on Saturday at 9:30 a.m.
  • Also on Saturday, DeJoria will join her Toyota Gazoo Racing teammates at the Toyota midway display from 10 – 10:30 a.m. for a Team Toyota autograph session 

“Coming off of two semifinal finishes, to say I’m looking forward to Pomona would be an understatement. Our Bandero GR Supra is running so well, and we’re qualified for another Mission #2Fast2Tasty Challenge. The weather conditions are going to be really cool, so there should be some incredibly quick passes this weekend.”