Alexis DeJoria Racing Qualifying Report- 18th annual Lucas Oil Route 66 NHRA Nationals


Alexis DeJoria pours a round of Patrón XO Cafe shots for fans during her ‘guest bartending’ gig at Moe’s

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

The Results:

Q1: 8.452 ET at 81.90 MPH

Q2: 4.072 ET at 311.70 MPH

Q3: 4.024 ET at 317.72 MPH

Q4: No Run; Cancelled Due to Persistent Rain

The Competition:

No. 9 qualifier Alexis DeJoria vs. No. 8 qualifier John Force (LC)


Alexis DeJoria, Driver

Our last session of qualifying got cancelled, but we got two good runs under our belt this weekend- a 4.07 and a 4.02, so I’m pretty pumped and can’t wait to get out there and kick some ass 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.