Pre-Race Report: St. Louis

2023 Pep Boys NHRA Nationals

Driver of the Bandero Premium Tequila Toyota GR Supra Funny Car

Countdown to the Championship Ranking: 6th
2022 NHRA Midwest Nationals Event Recap:
Qualified seventh; First round exit (defeated by J.R. Todd in E1)
Last Event (Charlotte 2):
Qualified 14th; First round exit (defeated by Bob Tasca in E1)
2023 Statistics:
17 races; three runner-up finishes
Career Statistics:
211 races; six wins, six No. 1 qualifiers
“It’s no secret our Countdown campaign hasn’t gone the way we had hoped. We’re holding strong in the No. 6 position, which is where we started the playoffs, but the fact of the matter is, we’ve lost some ground in the points and we really need to focus on narrowing the gap. If we want to even have a shot at being in the hunt, we need to do well this weekend – it’s put up or shut up time. But, that being said, I know we’re capable of making moves. We have a great car, we’re a great team; we’ve just had some stumbles lately. So, we’re looking forward to rebounding strong this weekend in St. Louis.”