Alexis DeJoria Racing Qualifying Report- 30th annual NHRA Nationals


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


The Results:

Q1: 4.087 ET at 307.02 MPH

Q2: 4.126 ET at 303.23 MPH

Q3: 5.579 ET at 127.04 MPH

Q4: 4.104 ET at 301.6 MPH


The Competition:

No. 10 Alexis DeJoria vs No. 7 Del Worsham


Alexis DeJoria, Driver

We definitely hoped for better runs this weekend, especially in these great racing conditions. Unfortunately, the track just didn’t hold our runs. We dropped a few cylinders which made for some exciting runs for me- I did a lot of driving this weekend, that’s for sure.

We ended up qualifying tenth, and we have our teammate Del in the first round tomorrow. Like always, we’re going to go out there and give it our best shot.


TV Schedule


October 5, 3:30AM-5AM EST


Qualifying Re-Air

October 5, 4:30PM-5:30PM EST



October 5, 8PM-11PM EST



GNP GN1 1447 Alexis DeJoria does a burnout in her Patrón XO Cafe Toyota Camry

GNP GN3 9869 Alexis DeJoria pulls her parachutes to slow her car at the end of a qualifying run

GNP GN1 1415 Fans crowd around the Patrón XO Cafe pit, eager to catch a glimpse of their favorite driver

GNP RL4 4190 Crew chief Tommy DeLago talks with Alexis as she sits in the chassis before a warm-up

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.