Alexis DeJoria Racing Qualifying Report- 60th annual NHRA U.S. Nationals

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

The Results:

Q1: 4.073 ET at 314.39 MPH

Q2: 4.033 ET at 316.52 MPH

Q3: 5.194 ET at 145.14 MPH

Q4: 4.072 ET at 275.67 MPH (Traxxas Shootout Rd 1, W)

Q5: No Time (Broke After Staging) (Traxxas Shootout Rd 2, L)

The Competition:

No. 7 Alexis DeJoria (LC) vs No. 10 qualifier Cruz Pedregon


Alexis DeJoria, Driver

“All of our qualifying runs were good except for that last one during round five of qualifying, which also counted as round two of the Traxxas Nitro Shootout Eliminations. With that run, we had an electrical malfunction in the safety system that shut our car off right on the starting line as soon as I hit the throttle, so that was the end of our day today. Going into eliminations, we feel good – we have a solid car, a strong team and tomorrow is the real race for the Patrón XO Cafe Toyota Camry Funny Car team.”

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TV Schedule


  • 5PM-7PM EST
  • ESPN2


  • 12PM-6PM EST
  • ESPN2

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.