Alexis DeJoria Ready to Put Houston Race Weekend in the Rearview

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Alexis DeJoria qualified the Bandero Premium Tequila Toyota GR Supra sixth to draw No. 11 qualifier Bobby Bode as her first-round opponent on Sunday at the NHRA SpringNationals. Against Bode, the six-time Funny Car winner’s machine started to smoke the tires early into the run. She pedaled it, but her car made a hard turn and slammed into the guard wall. DeJoria wrangled her machine to a safe stop and climbed out under her own power while Bode advanced for the round win.

“What a bummer of a way to lose first round at the last race here in Houston. Went up against Bobby Bode, smoked the tires, pedaled it a couple of times and it got loose, and I was just trying really hard. I saw Bode out of the corner of my eye and I just wanted that round win really badly. We’ve got extra bodies, extra chassis, but that’s Funny Car racing for you. I’m sorry to my guys, they have a lot of work to do to get ready for Charlotte, but we’re a strong team, and we’ll come out swinging next weekend,” said DeJoria, who departs Houston ranked sixth (tied) in the Funny Car standings.

Qualified: No. 6 (3.910 E.T. at 325.61 MPH)

Elimination Round Results:
E1: Foul (made contact with the wall) defeated by Bobby Bode 3.957 E.T. at 314.68 MPH

NHRA Camping World Series Funny Car Point Standings (Unofficial): 

1Matt Hagan 507
2Robert Hight 447
3Ron Capps 420
4Cruz Pedregon 282
5John Force 249
6Alexis DeJoria 241
6J.R. Todd 241
8Chad Green 237
9Bob Tasca III 229
10Tim Wilkerson 217

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