Alexis DeJoria Racing Qualifying Report- 15th annual NHRA Nationals

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

The Results:

Q1: 4.185 ET at 303.64 MPH

Q2: 4.102 ET at 308.64 MPH

Q3: 4.090 ET at 309.84 MPH

Q4: 4.843 ET at 166.46 MPH

The Competition:

No. 12 Alexis DeJoria vs. No. 5 Matt Hagan


Alexis DeJoria, Driver

Overall we had a pretty good qualifying weekend. We made it down the track every time except that last run in Q4. We were trying to go for No. 1 qualifier during that session. The conditions were really good and we knew we were safely qualified, so we were trying to really push it. Unfortunately, we just didn’t make it down there, and after it was all said and done, ended up in the No. 12 spot on the ladder.

Although we didn’t qualify in the top half of the field, we had consistent runs during the first three sessions, and that’s key; consistency is what most likely will win races on Sunday. As long as you’re qualified, that’s all that matters. The last two times we were out here in Vegas we went to the semis, and we’re looking to go at least that far again tomorrow.


TV Schedule


March 30, 11PM-1:30AM EST


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 race car driver, competing in the nitro Funny Car class on the Kalitta Motorsports team. Alexis drives the Patrόn XO Cafe-sponsored 2014 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.