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Alexis DeJoria earns first NHRA Funny Car win

Alexis DeJoria earned her first win in her fourth NHRA season.

Associated Press

Alexis DeJoria earned her first win in her fourth NHRA season.

CHANDLER, Ariz. — Alexis DeJoria earned her first career Funny Car victory Sunday in the NHRA's Carquest Nationals, beating Robert Hight in the final.

DeJoria, the wife of TV personality Jesse James, had a run of 4.043 seconds at 309.63 mph in her Toyota. Hight's Ford lost traction.

DeJoria became the fourth female Funny Car winner and 14th woman to win in a major NHRA series.

"When we won the finals, I couldn't believe it," DeJoria said. "Actually, I can because I know we can do it, but it's such a shock at the same time."

Antron Brown won Top Fuel, beating Brittany Force in the final, and Allen Johnson topped V. Gaines in Pro Stock.

East Bay Raceway: Wayne Johnson won the Ronald Laney Memorial 360 Sprint main event late Saturday in Gibsonton.

Alexis DeJoria earns first NHRA Funny Car win 02/23/14 [Last modified: Sunday, February 23, 2014 10:49pm]
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