Alexis DeJoria Racing Qualifying Report- 55th annual Circle K NHRA Winternationals

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


The Results:

Q1: 4.475 ET at 196.56 MPH

Q2: 4.085 ET at 305.84 MPH

Q3: 6.96 ET at 98.01 MPH

Note: Q4 was cancelled due to persistent rain


The Competition:

No. 11 qualifier Alexis DeJoria vs. No. 6 qualifier Ron Capps


Alexis DeJoria, Driver

Unfortunately, we didn’t get to make our last run today. We were going to try and make a ‘hero run’ and try and get back in the three second range during Q4 but with the rain, we didn’t end up getting that chance, so that was the end of our day. We ended up qualified in the No. 11 spot. It’s all good though. We’re qualified and anything can happen on race day as long as you’re qualified. We had a good run yesterday with that 4.085, and we’re going to hold tight and hope for the best tomorrow.


GNP GN1 2856 The 2015 Patrón XO Cafe Incendio Toyota Camry Funny Car makes its debut at the NHRA Winternationals

GNP GN1 2845 Crew chief Tommy DeLago guides Alexis DeJoria into the staging beams during a qualifying run on Friday

GNP GN3 8635 Alexis DeJoria suited up and strapped into her Patrón XO Cafe Incendio Toyota Camry, ready to make a qualifying run

GNP GN3 8529 Alexis’ father John Paul DeJoria showing his support for the Patrón racing team’s fiery new look

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.