DC Motorsports Pre-Race Report: Charlotte II (1 Viewer)

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Betway NHRA Carolina Nationals
Event 18 of 22
Countdown Event 2 of 6
zMAX Dragway
Concord, N.C.
Sept. 23-25, 2022

ALEXIS DEJORIA: Driver of the Bandero Premium Tequila Toyota GR Supra Funny Car

Countdown to the Championship Ranking: 9th
Charlotte II Event Highlights:

2014 No. 1 qualifier
2021 Charlotte II Recap:
Qualified seventh; Semifinal finish (defeated Blake Alexander in E1, Terry Haddock in E2; defeated by Cruz Pedregon in E3)
Last Event (Reading):
Qualified 10th; First round exit (defeated by Tim Wilkerson in E1)
Career Statistics:
189 races; six wins; six No. 1 qualifiers

DeJoria will be celebrating a birthday on Saturday, Sept. 24
“We’re headed to zMAX this weekend for stop No. 2 of the Countdown, a track where I’ve had success in the past. I’ve been the No. 1 qualifier there before, and have had quite a few long Sundays of going rounds, but have yet to bring home the hardware in Charlotte. I’m celebrating a birthday on Saturday and would love nothing more than to deliver the gift of a Wally trophy for my team on Sunday.
“We stumbled a bit in Reading; didn’t qualify how we had hoped and went out in the first round on Sunday. That’s certainly not how we wanted to start our Countdown but the good news is, there is still plenty of racing left. We stayed behind in Maple Grove and tested on Monday and feel well-prepared heading into this weekend. The weather is supposed to cool off quite a bit on Friday, and we know a successful outing in Charlotte starts with making sure we throwdown in that Friday night field-setting run. After that, we’ll focus on being consistent and taking it one round at a time, and hopefully, we can begin to narrow the points gap and climb back up on the leaderboard.”

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, 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 joined DC Motorsports in 2020 as co-owner and driver of the Bandero Premium Tequila/ROKiT Toyota Funny Car. 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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