Alexis DeJoria Racing Qualifying Report- K&N Filters Route 66 NHRA Nationals

Alexis DeJoria

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

The Results:

  • Q1: 4.207 E.T. at 242.32 MPH
  • Q2: 3.910 E.T. at 321.58 MPH
  • Q3: 3.936 E.T. at 321.12 MPH
  • Q4: 3.887 E.T. at 327.11 MPH (One bonus point for third quickest run of the session)

The Competition:

No. 3 Alexis DeJoria (LC) vs. No. 14 Brian Stewart


Alexis DeJoria, Driver

Man, does it feel good to end qualifying with a 3.887. Going into race day, we’re third in qualifying. We’ve had really good runs this weekend so far. We haven’t qualified this well in a while, and it just feels nice to go into Sunday sitting a little bit higher up in the field. It gives us a lot more confidence, but again, each round is so difficult and it doesn’t matter who you run out there. We’re happy we squeezed another 80 in there and we’re pretty excited right now.

About Alexis DeJoria

Alexis DeJoria is a professional race car driver, competing in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series’ Funny Car class. DeJoria drives the Tequila Patrón-sponsored 2016 Toyota Camry as a member of the legendary Kalitta Motorsports team. DeJoria, who had all of 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. She is a four-time Funny Car winner and made history when she became the first woman to compete in 100 Funny Car events.

About Tequila Patrón

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