CHANDLER, Ariz. — Alexis DeJoria raced to her first career Funny Car victory Sunday in the CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Nationals, beating Robert Hight in the final.
DeJoria, the wife of television personality Jesse James and daughter of entrepreneur John Paul DeJoria, had a run of 4.043 seconds at 309.63 mph in her Toyota Camry. Hight's Ford Mustang lost traction.
DeJoria became the fourth female Funny Car winner and 14th female winner in a Mello Yello Series race.
Antron Brown won in Top Fuel and Allen Johnson topped the Pro Stock field at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park.