DC Motorsports Post-Race Recap: Las Vegas 1 (1 Viewer)

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NHRA Four-Wide Nationals
Event 4 of 21
The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Las Vegas
April 14 – 16, 2023

DeJoria and Bandero GR Supra Team Continue to Impress in Las Vegas
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LAS VEGAS (April 16, 2023) – Alexis DeJoria continued her streak of qualifying in the No. 2 position and advancing into the later elimination rounds on Sunday at the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in Las Vegas. DeJoria, who has enjoyed a hot start to the 2023 season, including two semifinal finishes in four events, winning the inaugural #2Fast2Tasty Funny Car Challenge, and setting top speed of the meet in Pomona, Calif., scored her third consecutive No. 2 qualifier during the first of two back-to-back four-wide events.
After clocking low E.T. of the second and third qualifying sessions, and second-low E.T. of Q1, DeJoria was rewarded with eight out of 12 possible bonus points, and the DC Motorsports team looked like the team to beat heading into race day. In round one, DeJoria faced John Force, Paul Lee, and Jason Rupert. Crew chiefs Del Worsham and Nicky Boninfante tuned the Bandero Premium Tequila Toyota GR Supra to a stout 3.967 E.T., which was the best elapsed time in DeJoria’s quad, and held up to be the second-quickest run of the first session. In the quarterfinals, DeJoria drew Force, Matt Hagan, and Jeff Diehl. DeJoria was hoping to advance to the Vegas four-wide final for the second year in a row, but she was a tick late on the tree and while DeJoria and Force recorded similar E.T.s, he was able to cross the finish line first and would advance with Hagan into the final elimination quad.
“I really thought this was our race. We had the car to beat but instead, I beat myself. So frustrated,” said DeJoria following the second-round loss.
DeJoria and the DC Motorsports team maintained their No. 3 ranking throughout the Las Vegas race weekend and will begin the Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals within one round win of the No. 2 ranked driver.

About DC Motorsports
DC Motorsports is an NHRA Funny Car team competing on the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series circuit thanks to the support of Bandero Premium Tequila, ROKiT, Toyota, and Mobil 1. Established in 2020, the team is co-owned by crew chief and two-time NHRA world champion Del Worsham and driver Alexis DeJoria.
About Alexis DeJoria
Alexis DeJoria is a professional race car driver competing in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series’ Funny Car category. She is a Top 10-ranked driver, and including her prestigious 2014 U.S. Nationals triumph, DeJoria is a six-time NHRA national event Funny Car champion.
Prior to making her professional debut in 2011, DeJoria found success competing in the NHRA’s Super Comp and Top Alcohol Funny Car categories where she notched wins in both, making her an eight-time race winner overall. DeJoria is the only driver to own the trifecta of Super Comp, Top Alcohol Funny Car, and Funny Car victories. The Austin, Texas resident became the first woman to clock a sub-four second Funny Car pass in 2014, and is currently in pursuit of becoming the series’ first female Funny Car world champion.

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