Alexis DeJoria Racing Post Race Report- NHRA Carolina Nationals

Alexis DeJoria

Alexis DeJoria: Driver of the Kalitta Motorsports Tequila Patrón Toyota Camry Funny Car


No. 4 (3.887 E.T. at 324.67 MPH)

The Results:

  • E1: DQ (center line) defeated by John Bojec 4.059 E.T. at 308.78 MPH

Quotable: Alexis DeJoria, Driver

We did really well in qualifying, having made four consistent runs. We went out there today and the first part of our run was good. It seemed like we had it in the bag. Then, my Patrón Camry smoked the tires in the middle of the track. I pedaled it well, picked up the front end and ended up clipping a cone. My opponent made a solid pass- a 4.05- so as good of a pedal job as I did, it’s hard to beat someone who’s making a full pass.

We tried really hard and it just fuels our fire. The loss makes us hungrier for wins, and we need to turn it around for our next race in St. Louis. I know we can. We’re a damn good team and we’ve got a very good car right now.

NHRA Countdown to the Championship Points Standing:

  • 2036 points, ranked 10th (-158)
  • Trails ninth ranked Tim Wilkerson by 31 points
  • Previously: 2000 points, ranked 10th

Photos courtesy of Gary Nastase Photography. Hi res images available upon request

About Alexis DeJoria

Alexis DeJoria is a professional race car driver competing in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. DeJoria drives the Tequila Patrón Toyota Camry as a member of the legendary Kalitta Motorsports team. DeJoria, who had all of 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 the sport of NHRA drag racing. She is a four-time Funny Car winner and made history when she became the first woman to compete in 100 Funny Car events.

About Tequila Patrón

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