Alexis DeJoria Racing Qualifying Report- 29th annual AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals

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



The Results:

Q1: 4.101 ET at 304.74 MPH

Q2: 4.041 ET at 305.42 MPH (Two bonus points for 2nd quickest run of the session)

Q3: No Time (Broke during burnout)

Q4: 4.194 ET at 299.46 MPH (One bonus point for 3rd quickest run of the session)

The Competition:

No. 2 Alexis DeJoria (LC) vs No. 15 Jeff Diehl


Alexis DeJoria, Driver

Wow, this year at the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals in Dallas we did way better than we’ve ever done here before. We qualified in the No. 2 spot, which is a great spot to be in- especially coming off of the Charlotte race where we were No. 1 qualifier and went out first round. Needless to say, I was kind of hoping we wouldn’t be No. 1 again, and we weren’t, we were No. 2, so it worked out really well. We picked up some good bonus points during qualifying with our Q2 and Q4 runs. Conditions will be warm again tomorrow, and you never know what’s going to happen, but we’re going to go out there and give it our best.


TV Schedule


September 21, 3:30AM-5AM EST


Qualifying Re-Air

September 21, 4PM-5:30PM EST



September 21, 8:30PM-11:30PM


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.