Alexis DeJoria Qualifying Recap – Sonoma Nationals – Sonoma


Alexis DeJoria, driver of the Patrón XO Café Incendio Toyota Camry Funny Car: “We just ran four solid runs this weekend. We have the consistency and also ran our best elapsed time and speed to date. This weekend has really started off amazing and I am excited to go into raceday tomorrow and see what happens.”

Q1: 4.036 sec., 310.91 mph
Q2: 3.974 sec., 320.13 mph
3.974 seconds and 320.13 mph are career-best numbers for Alexis DeJoria.
Q2: 4.123 sec., 307.09 mph
Q4: 4.093 sec., 307.93 mph

First Round Competition:

6) Alexis DeJoria v. 11) Cruz Pedregon

About Alexis DeJoria

Alexis DeJoria, daughter of the famed John Paul DeJoria, co-founder of John Paul Mitchell Systems and proud owner of Tequila Patrόn, is a professional NHRA racecar driver, competing in the nitro Funny Car class on the Kalitta Motorsports team. Alexis drives the Patrόn XO Cafe Incendio-sponsored 2015 Toyota Camry. Alexis, who had all the opportunity in the world to pursue any type of career, felt strongly about following her passion, and her need for adrenaline drove her to pursue the unlikely profession of auto-racing. The determination to ‘blaze her own trail’ continues to drive her and push her to higher levels in male dominated sport of drag racing.

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.