Alexis DeJoria wins at NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals

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BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) – Alexis DeJoria powered to her first Funny Car victory in more than four years Sunday in the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway. DeJoria beat J.R. Todd with a 3.921-second run at 327.66 mph in a Toyota Camry for her sixth career victory. Mike Salinas won in Top Fuel and Angelle Sampey in Pro Stock Motorcycle in the fifth of seven events in the Countdown to the Championship playoffs. Salinas drove to his second straight victory at Bristol Dragway, topping points leader Steve Torrence with a 3.854 at 245.05. He has three career victories. Sampey had a 6.773 at 196.85 on a Suzuki to beat Karen Stoffer for her second victory of the season and 45th overall.

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