Alexis DeJoria Racing Qualifying Report- 15th annual NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals


Alexis DeJoria: Driver of the Kalitta Motorsports Patrón XO Cafe Incendio Toyota Camry

The Results:

Q1: 5.226 ET at 143.84 MPH

Q2: 4.054 ET at 311.20 MPH

Q3: No Time, Parachutes Deployed on Starting Line

Q4: 4.025 ET at 314.90 MPH

The Competition:

No. 5 qualifier Alexis DeJoria (LC) vs. No. 12 qualifier Tony Pedregon


Alexis DeJoria, Driver

It was a pretty tough second day of qualifying, but when it was all said and done, we managed to make two good full runs this weekend in Bristol- one on Friday and one tonight. Our 4.02 [ET] tonight landed us in the No. 5 spot, which puts us against Tony Pedregon in Round One tomorrow. I feel pretty good about going into race day with that setup; who knows what the temperatures are going to be- it’s been up and down all weekend. I’m hoping we can come away with a win for all of the dads here at Team Kalitta tomorrow.

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.