Alexis DeJoria Racing Qualifying Report- NHRA Kansas Nationals

Alexis DeJoria


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

The Results:

Q1: 3.928 E.T. at 324.05 MPH

Q2: 3.875 E.T. at 332.18 MPH (Career best E.T. and Speed)

Q3: 5.023 E.T. at 148.61 MPH

Q4: 3.878 E.T. at 328.70 MPH (Earned 3 bonus points for quickest run of the session)

The Competition:

No. 5 Alexis DeJoria (LC) vs. No. 12 Chad Head


Alexis DeJoria, Driver

What a great weekend so far. Last night we were able to run a 3.87. It was our very first time running in the 80s, and it was a 3.87, so that was huge. Today we backed it up with another 3.87 and man, am I stoked about that. Conditions are excellent and my guys have done such a great job. I feel really good about our car right now- we’ve learned a lot. I’m really charged about tomorrow; things are looking pretty good for Team Patrón.


About Alexis DeJoria

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.


About Tequila Patrón

From hand-harvesting the highest-quality 100 percent Weber Blue Agave, to the traditional, time-honored distillation process and individual labeling, numbering, and inspection of each bottle, Patrón tequila is crafted with meticulous precision and care. Though Patrón has grown to become one of the most-recognized and respected luxury spirits brands in the world, it is still exclusively produced in the Highlands of Jalisco, Mexico, in the same small batches and with the same commitment to quality and craftsmanship. For more information about Patrón tequilas and liqueurs, please visit