Alexis DeJoria Racing Post Race Report – NHRA Nationals (Reading)

Alexis DeJoria

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

Qualified: No. 13 (12.151 E.T. at 81.44 MPH)

The Results: E1: 7.408 E.T. at 82.72 MPH defeated by Ron Capps 4.144 E.T. at 309.84 MPH

Quotable: Alexis DeJoria, Driver

It was a tough weekend here in Reading. We only got one chance at the race track in qualifying and didn’t make it down, so going into race day we didn’t really have any information. Not many cars made it down, including us. We went out and shook really hard. In fact, my Patrón Toyota Camry shook so hard that one of my parachutes popped out. I tried to pedal it a couple of times but I just couldn’t catch up to Ron Capps, and that was the end to our very short weekend.

NHRA Countdown to the Championship Points Standing:

2099 points, ranked 10th (-269 points)

Trails ninth ranked Courtney Force by 83 points

Previously: 2068 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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