Alexis DeJoria Racing Qualifying Report- NHRA U.S. Nationals


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

The Results:

  • Q1: 5.490 E.T. at 129.59 MPH
  • Q2: 4.309 E.T. at 211.39 MPH
  • Q3: 3.951 E.T. at 323.89 MPH
  • Q4: 3.961 E.T. at 325.45 MPH
  • Q5: 3.945 E.T. at 324.28 MPH

The Competition:

No. 10 Alexis DeJoria vs. No. 7 (LC) Del Worsham

Quotable: Alexis DeJoria, Driver

We just finished qualifying here at the U.S. Nationals, and it feels really good to be back in my Tequila Patrón Toyota Camry. I’m getting my bearings again, handling this beast of a race car. We made three consistent runs down the race track, and I’m feeling more comfortable with each run.

To qualify for the Traxxas Shootout was awesome. It’s just an exciting weekend and to be here with all of my friends and family and my teammates is incredible. Unfortunately, we have to race our teammate tomorrow in the first round of eliminations, but the important thing is, we’re back racing after being out for a month. It’s good to be back. Del is obviously a tough competitor, but so are we. We’re going to make the best of it and see what we can do out there; I’m sure we’ll have something for him.

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

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