Alexis DeJoria Racing Qualifying Report- 46th annual Toyota NHRA Summernationals

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

The Results:

  • Q1: 4.046 ET at 302.75 MPH       
  • Q2: 9.316 ET at 79.36 MPH
  • Q3: 10.094 ET at 83.07 MPH
  • Q4: 4.104 ET at 301.87 MPH

The Competition:

No. 10 qualifier Alexis DeJoria vs. No. 7 qualifier Jack Beckman 


Alexis DeJoria, Driver

We started out strong here at the Toyota NHRA Summernationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway. The first round of qualifying we ran that 4.04, which was fourth quickest of the round, but since that run we’ve been kind of struggling to get down there, just smoking the tires. The last run of the night we managed to get down there. But like I’ve said before, we’re qualified and that’s the most important thing. We’re racing tomorrow and anything can happen.

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.