Alexis DeJoria Racing Qualifying Report- NHRA Four-Wide Nationals

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

The Results:

Q1: 4.839 ET at 218.55 MPH

Q2: 11.764 ET at 81.25 MPH

Note: Friday’s two qualifying sessions were cancelled due to persistent rain

The Competition:

No. 15 qualifier Alexis DeJoria vs. No. 2 qualifier John Force, No. 7 qualifier Robert Hight and No. 10 qualifier Tony Pedregon


Alexis DeJoria, Driver

Our two rounds of qualifying today didn’t go very well at all. We haven’t made a full pull yet. I don’t know where we’re going to end up tomorrow or what lane we’re going to be in but we’re going to take what we can get. At least we’re in the show and we’ll see what happens on race day.

 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.