Pomona 2 Pre-Race Report

Alexis Pomona

Driver of the Bandero Premium Tequila Toyota GR Supra Funny Car

Countdown to the Championship Ranking: 8th
NHRA Finals Event Highlights:

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

2021 NHRA Finals Recap:
Qualified third; Event runner-up (defeated Bobby Bode in E1, Tim Wilkerson in E2, Matt Hagan in E3; defeated by Bob Tasca in E4)
Last Event (Las Vegas 2):
Qualified eighth; Quarterfinal finish (defeated Paul Lee in E1; defeated by Robert Hight in E2)

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

  • DeJoria, who powered to a runner-up finish at last year’s event, begins the weekend ranked eighth in points. The six-time Funny Car winner is looking to match or better her best finish (sixth, 2021)
    • DeJoria is 36 points behind No. 6-ranked J.R. Todd, and trailing seventh-ranked Tim Wilkerson by two points. A 132-point deficit separates DeJoria from No. 5 Bob Tasca
  • At the 2022 season opener in Pomona, DeJoria had the honor of earning the first win light in the new Toyota Supra Funny Car for Toyota Gazoo Racing when she defeated Jim Campbell in round one of eliminations

Fan Events:

  • On Friday, DeJoria will join her Toyota Gazoo Racing teammates for an autograph session at the Toyota Midway display from 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

“Heading into the final race of the season, we are definitely looking to finish strong at this race, and hopefully close out the year with a win, and/or finish higher in the points than we did last year. We’re pouring the coals to it this weekend. We’re definitely not going easy, and we’ll be hoping for the best but in all honesty, I feel like this season has been a big test session for what’s to come. We’ve enjoyed getting acquainted with the Toyota GR Supra body this season, and while there’s been a bit of a learning curve, we absolutely love this new body style, and are looking forward to future success. I want to thank all of our partners, at all levels, for their continued support. It is very much appreciated.”