Alexis DeJoria Racing Qualifying Report- 17th annual O’Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 NHRA Nationals

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The Results:

Q1: No Run

Q2: No Run

Q3: 4.142 ET at 307.23 MPH

Q4: 11.774 ET at 82.28 MPH

The Competition:

No. 13 Alexis DeJoria vs No. 4 John Force


Alexis DeJoria, Driver

Unfortunately, qualifying was cut short for our team this weekend. I was extremely sick yesterday and wasn’t able to get in the car during first and second round, but we went out today and made a good solid pass during the third round, which got us into the show. We tried to step on it a lot more for Q4 and came up short. We’re racing John Force again first round so that should be pretty exciting. We didn’t qualify as high as we would’ve liked, but you never know; I’ve said it before- you’ve just got to qualify to win the race. It’s anybody’s race; you’ve just got to get in there. I’m feeling a bit better today, and I know tomorrow will be a much better day.


TV Schedule


June 29, 3PM-6PM 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.