Alexis DeJoria Racing Qualifying Report- 35th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals

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The Results:

Q1: 4.157 ET at 301.81 MPH

Q2: 4.113 ET at 279.22 MPH

Q3: 4.844 ET at 169.00 MPH

Q4: 4.599 ET at 188.99 MPH

The Competition:

No. 9 Alexis DeJoria vs No. 8 Matt Hagan


Alexis DeJoria, Driver

We made some good qualifying passes on the first day out here in Denver. Today we tried to get down there in the heat of the day and smoked the tires both times, but it’s all good- we’re set up in the middle of the qualifying field. Tomorrow we’re racing Matt Hagan in the first round, and it’s anybody’s race, honestly. It has been kind of a tricky track for a lot of teams today, but tomorrow it’s a whole new ballgame.

TV Schedule


July 19, 11PM-1AM EST



July 20, 2:30PM-6PM EST

ESPN (Live)


RLP RL4 7348 Parachutes in full bloom on the Patron XO Café Toyota Camry at the end of a qualifying run

RLP RL3 5290 Crew chief Tommy DeLago adjusts the injector as Alexis DeJoria warms up the XO Cafe Funny Car

RLP RL4 6666 Alexis DeJoria backs up her XO Café Toyota Camry in front of a packed house after doing a burnout

RLP RL3 5447 The Patron XO Café Toyota Camry sits in the waterbox, ready to make a qualifying pass

RLP RL4 6670 Last minute adjustments are made to the Patron XO Café Toyota Camry just before a run

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.