Alexis DeJoria Racing Qualifying Report- 27th annual O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Northwest Nationals

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

The Results:

Q1: 4.167 ET at 294.56 MPH (two bonus points for second quickest run of the session)

Q2: 4.101 ET at 303.23 MPH (one bonus point for third quickest run of the session)

Q3: 4.699 ET at 178.59 MPH

Q4: 4.132 ET at 301.33 MPH

The Competition:

No. 4 Alexis DeJoria (LC) vs No. 13 Tony Pedregon


Alexis DeJoria, Driver

The Patrón XO Cafe team had three really good runs in qualifying; we got down the track and had some of the quickest runs of the session. We’re qualified in the No. 4 spot, which is really good for our team. We’ve wanted to do that in qualifying over these past few races, but had somehow landed towards the bottom. Tomorrow we’re starting in the top half of the field and we get lane choice, which is always a good thing. 


TV Schedule


  • August 2, 10PM-12AM EST
  • ESPN2


  • August 3, 7PM-10PM EST
  • ESPN2

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.