Alexis DeJoria Racing Qualifying Report- 5th annual NHRA Four-Wide Nationals

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

The Results:

Q1: 4.113 ET at 308.43 MPH (3 bonus pts, 1st quickest ET of the session)

Q2: 6.715 ET at 76.11 MPH

Q3: 4.141 ET at 307.30 MPH (1 bonus pt, 3rd quickest ET of the session)

Q4: 4.533 ET at 190.81 MPH

The Competition:

No. 9 Alexis DeJoria vs. No. 1 Ron Capps, No. 8 Del Worsham, and No. 16 Chad Head


Alexis DeJoria, Driver

We go into race day qualified ninth here at the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, and we’re excited to go out there and hopefully have another successful Sunday. We had some good qualifying runs this weekend.  We were the provisional No. 1 qualifier after Q1 which earned us three bonus points, and during Q3, we had the third quickest run of the session, so we were able to pick up another bonus point there, which is always nice- those little points add up. In the first round of eliminations tomorrow we’re up against our teammate Del Worsham, and Ron Capps, and Chad Head, so it should be an exciting session. My main focus right now is just to take each round at a time, and hopefully tomorrow will be a long day of racing for the Patrón XO Cafe Toyota Camry Funny Car team. We’re currently ranked No. 3 and it would be great to finish out another race weekend in the ‘Top 3’ of the NHRA Funny Car points standings.


TV Schedule


April 12, 9PM-10PM EST



April 13, 8PM-11PM EST



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.