Alexis DeJoria Racing Qualifying Report- 56th annual Circle K NHRA Winternationals

Alexis DeJoria

Alexis DeJoria: Driver of the Kalitta Motorsports Tequila Patrón Toyota Camry

The Results:
Q1: 4.029 ET at 316.97 MPH
Q2: 4.043 ET at 316.60 MPH
Q3: 4.161 ET at 246.62 MPH
Q4: 3.942 ET at 324.59 MPH (Career Best ET)

The Competition:
No. 4 Alexis DeJoria (LC) vs No. 13 Jim Campbell

Alexis DeJoria, Driver:
It feels good to be back in my Tequila Patrón Toyota Camry. This race is a milestone for me- it marks my 100th pro start in a nitro Funny Car. It’s a dream come true and couldn’t be better. I’m with the best group of people I could possibly be with. It’s the first race of the season and I just can’t say enough about my team. I have so much faith in them. I’ve never felt more confident and more solid in this race car than I do now. I just have to give a lot of respect to my guys for that. I think this year is going to be incredible.

We had three really good qualifying runs this weekend- a 4.02, a 4.04 and on this last one, we finally got into the three’s [seconds]. We’re sitting fourth and we’re in the top half of the field, pretty feeling solid. We’ll see what happens tomorrow.


About Alexis DeJoria
Alexis DeJoria, daughter of 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 Tequila Patrón-sponsored 2016 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 the sport of NHRA drag racing.

About Tequila Patrón
From hand-harvesting the highest-quality 100 percent Weber Blue Agave, to the traditional, time-honored distillation process and individual labeling, numbering, and inspection of each bottle, Patrón tequila is crafted with meticulous precision and care. Though Patrón has grown to become one of the most-recognized and respected luxury spirits brands in the world, it is still exclusively produced in the Highlands of Jalisco, Mexico, in the same small batches and with the same commitment to quality and craftsmanship. For more information about Patrón tequilas and liqueurs, please visit