The 67th annual Dodge//SRT U.S. Nationals are already underway at Lucas Oil Raceway outside Indianapolis.
The NHRA makes a bittersweet trip to Atlanta Dragway this weekend for its third race of the 2021 Camping World Drag Racing Series season – and the track’s 40th and final annual Lucas Oil Southern Nationals on the soon-to-be-closed dragstrip.
Starting a new race team from scratch is not a chore for just anyone. Even with widely experienced partners involved, the pathway to success is singed with failures.
Two years away from the sport that was her calling, well, that was quite enough. After tending to family business in Austin, Texas, Alexis DeJoria had to come back to the love of her life: NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series Funny Car competition.
Every NHRA drag racer loves to compete at Lucas Oil Raceway (LOR). Site of Labor Day’s DENSO Spark Plugs U.S. Nationals, LOR has, this year, become the epicenter of drag racing, as the novel coronavirus, COVID-19 has made it difficult to travel throughout the country for competition.
DeJoria’s a competitor. She missed the adrenaline, the friendships that swirl through the NHRA pits and driving her 11,000-horsepower Toyota Camry Funny Car. But she had to return on her terms.
The return of Alexis DeJoria to NHRA Mello Yello Funny Car competition has fans and her competitors on edge.
Seven-time NHRA national event winner Alexis DeJoria is joining three other inductees enshrined in the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame this week.
One of the most engaging racers in the NHRA’s Mello Yello Drag Racing Series is returning to full-time competition in the 2020 season, starting with the season-starting Winternationals on the Auto Club Raceway at Pomona dragstrip next February.
At the end of the 2017 season, Kalitta Motorsports Funny Car pilot Alexis DeJoria is retiring from NHRA competition.