Alexis DeJoria Racing Qualifying Report- NHRA Gatornationals

Gary Nastase Alexis DeJoria Gainesville

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

The Results:

  • Q1: 4.505 ET at 188.17 MPH
  • Q2: 8.754 ET at 84.20 MPH
  • Q3: 4.958 ET at 153.54 MPH
  • Q4: 4.041 ET at 314.61 MPH

The Competition:

No. 11 Alexis DeJoria vs. No. 6 Matt Hagan (LC)


Alexis DeJoria, Driver

Our team made some changes going into this race. We’re running a new chassis and we’re trying to get everything smoothed out. We made a full pass on the last qualifying run so we have something to work off of tomorrow, and we will see what happens on race day.

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.

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