DeJoria Ready to Put Denver in Rear View

Rebilas Photo Alexis DeJoria, Bandero, Supra, Funny Car

Alexis DeJoria and the DC Motorsports team had no trouble adapting to the challenging conditions at Bandimere Speedway during the NHRA Mile-High Nationals, clocking two solid three-second passes in the heat on Saturday during qualifying to earn the No. 7 seed. DeJoria drew Tim Wilkerson as her first-round opponent. She had previously defeated Wilkerson in the first round during the Epping event last month and was looking to extend her lead on her competitor, but suffered an automatic first-round loss when she stood on the throttle early and activated the red light.  

“I’m disappointed of course,” said DeJoria, who returned to Denver as the event runner-up. “We’re right there and we’re really looking to make a move in the points and crack into the top five. Our Bandero Tequila GR Supra Funny Car has been so quick and consistent. Del (Worsham), Nicky (Boninfante), and the guys have given me an incredible race car and the pressure is on. That first round, I just got too much into my own head trying to cut a good light but luckily, we’ll get right back after it in a few days. I know we’ll have something for them in Sonoma, and we’re ready to make it a long race day.”

Following her Denver outing, DeJoria remains in the eighth position on the NHRA Funny Car leaderboard and looks forward to making a move in the points next weekend at the NHRA Sonoma Nationals, an event where she returns as a three-time semifinalist.

Qualified: No. 7 (3.964 E.T. at 290.94 MPH)

Elimination Round Results:
E1: Foul (red light) defeated by Tim Wilkerson 4.031 E.T. at 323.27 MPH

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

1Robert Hight 1050
2Matt Hagan 955
3Ron Capps 884
4John Force 736
5Bob Tasca III 615
6Cruz Pedregon 593
7J.R. Todd 563
8Alexis DeJoria 523
9Tim Wilkerson 488
10Chad Green 440

ABM Communications PR

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