Seattle Pre-Race Report


Driver of the Bandero Premium Tequila Toyota GR Supra Funny Car
2017 Seattle Recap:
Qualified seventh; Quarterfinal finish (defeated Jonnie Lindberg in E1; defeated by Matt Hagan in E2)
Note: Did not compete 2018, 2019; 2020, 2021 canceled due to COVID-19
Last Event (Sonoma):
Qualified third; Semifinal finish (defeated Terry Haddock in E1, Cruz Pedregon in E2; defeated by John Force in E3)Career Statistics:
184 races; six wins; six No. 1 qualifiers

  • DeJoria returns to Pacific Raceways this weekend for the first time since 2017
  • The six-time Funny Car winner previously competed in the Top Alcohol Funny Car category and successfully nabbed a TAFC Wally trophy at the 2011 Seattle event before moving into the professional ranks later that year
  • DeJoria’s crew chief, Del Worsham, owns the facility’s Funny Car E.T. record of 3.832 seconds, which he achieved while competing at the 2016 event
  • With a class-best 4.008 E.T. race day average, the DC Motorsports team owns the quickest eliminations E.T. average through the first twelve events of 2022
  • DeJoria is currently participating in a fundraiser to benefit Speedway Children’s Charities, and is auctioning off a bottle of her own custom-created wine blend. The auction ends this Sunday, 7/31, at noon PT. To bid:

Fan Events:

  • DeJoria will join her Toyota Gazoo Racing teammates for an autograph session at the Toyota Midway display on Saturday, 7/30, from 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

“It’s been a while since we’ve raced in Seattle, and for me, it’s been an especially long time since I didn’t compete during the 2018 and 2019 seasons. I’ve had success at Pacific Raceways in the past, having won in Top Alcohol Funny Car, and we’ve done alright there in the fuel ranks but haven’t had a win there yet. Our car has been running really well as of late. We had a successful weekend in Sonoma, and we’re looking to build off of what we have right now. We plan to throw down some big numbers on Friday night to put us in a good qualifying spot, and hopefully, get some more round wins on Sunday.”