Alexis DeJoria Racing Qualifying Report- NHRA Nationals (Reading)

Alexis DeJoria

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

The Results:

  • Q1: 12.151 E.T. at 81.44 MPH

*NOTE: Both of Friday’s qualifying sessions and the second Saturday qualifying session were cancelled due to inclement weather.

The Competition: No. 13 Alexis DeJoria vs. No. 4 Ron Capps (LC)

Quotable: Alexis DeJoria, Driver

It was a rainy weekend here in Reading, Pennsylvania. This is one of my favorite tracks. It’s absolutely beautiful up here and it has the potential of being very quick when we can get down the race track. Unfortunately, we only had one shot at it this weekend and we didn’t make it down the track, so we’re pretty much going to just throw the dice tomorrow. We don’t have much information, but we’re still going to go for it and see what happens. Hopefully we can go rounds and have a long day.

On a brighter note, we debuted our 2016 Breast Cancer Awareness livery on our Patrón Toyota Camry this weekend to kick-off the month. We’re very excited to be able to bring the mammovans back to Dallas and Vegas.

Photos courtesy of Gary Nastase Photography. Hi res images available upon request

About Alexis DeJoria

Alexis DeJoria is a professional race car driver competing in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. DeJoria drives the Tequila Patrón 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

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