Alexis Dejoria Qualifying Recap – NHRA Nationals – Brainerd


Alexis DeJoria, driver of the Patrón XO Café Incendio Toyota Camry Funny Car: “I am really happy for our team this weekend. They are doing an excellent job. Tomorrow’s conditions should be good, but you never know what will happen. We will do our best.”

Q1: 4.251 sec., 230.33 mph
Q2: 4.011 sec., 317.72 mph
Q3: 3.946 sec., 321.88 mph (One bonus point for the third best run of the session.)
(The 3.946 second run at 321.88 mph resets both of Alexis DeJorias career best numbers.)

No. 3 Qualifier 4th round cancelled due to weather.

First Round Competition:

3) Doug Kalitta v. 14) Wayne Newby

10) J.R. Todd v. 7) Antron Brown

3) Alexis DeJoria v. 14) Brian Stewart

8) Del Worsham v. 9) Matt Hagan

ESPN TV Schedule:

08/22 Qualifications – 11:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. EST (ESPN2)

08/23 Eliminations – 9:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. EST (ESPN2)

Times and dates subject to change.

Event Schedule:

Sunday’s eliminations begin at 11:00 a.m. PST.

Times and dates subject to change.

About Kalitta Motorsports:

Based in Ypsilanti, Mich., Kalitta Motorsports is a Top Fuel and Funny Car drag racing team in the NHRA (National Hot Rod Association) Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. The team was founded and is owned by drag racing icon Connie “the Bounty Hunter”Kalitta. For more than 50 years, Connie has been involved in the sport as a driver, tuner, and an owner. Kalitta Motorsports is one of the most successful teams in the history of auto racing with five world championships and over 50 national event titles in five different professional drag racing sanctioning bodies since it was established by Connie in 1959.

Del Worsham drives the DHL Toyota Camry Funny Car for Team Kalitta. Alexis DeJoria pilots the Tequila Patrón XO CaféIncendio Toyota Camry Funny Car. J.R. Todd drives the Red Line Oil Top Fuel dragster while Connie’s nephew, Doug Kalitta, pilots the Mac Tools Top Fuel dragster. Connie serves as head tuner for all Team Kalitta entries. He is assisted by co-crew chiefs Jon Oberhofer and Nick Boninfante on the DHL Toyota Camry Funny Car, by Tommy DeLago and Glen Huszar on the Tequila Patrón XO CaféIncendio Toyota Camry Funny Car,and by Jim Oberhofer on the Mac Tools Top Fuel dragster. Connie serves as crew chief on the Red Line Oil Top Fuel dragster.

Associate sponsors on Kalitta Motorsports’race cars include Justice Brothers, Kalitta Air, Optima Batteries, Patrón XO CaféIncendio, Phoenix Fuel Converter, Red Line Oil, SealMaster, Summit Racing Equipment, Technicoat Companies, TMS Titanium, Toyota and Ziebart.

Konnekt with Kalitta Motorsports:

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