Alexis DeJoria Racing Qualifying Report- Sonoma NHRA Nationals

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

The Results:

Q1: 4.242 ET at 297.16 MPH

Q2: 4.129 ET at 307.37 MPH

Q3: 4.343 ET at 241.84 MPH

Q4: 4.203 ET at 301.74 MPH

The Competition:

No. 10 Alexis DeJoria vs No. 7 Ron Capps


Alexis DeJoria, Driver

“It has been a hot weekend here in Sonoma, and we struggled a bit but no matter, we’re qualified in the middle of the field and tomorrow’s a new day. We’ll pick ourselves up and charge forward. I think last year we qualified 16th and made it to the semis, so that just goes to show that it doesn’t really matter where you qualify; all that matters is actually being qualified. I believe in my team. As long as I do my part, and we’re all on the same page, tomorrow will be a good day.”


TV Schedule


July 27, 9PM-12AM EST



GNP GN3 5112 The Patrón XO Cafe crew looks on as Alexis DeJoria makes a qualifying run in her Toyota Camry

GNP GN1 7221 Jesse James helps wife Alexis DeJoria suit up prior to making a qualifying run

GNP GN1 7224 Alexis ‘fist bumps’ one of her crew members before getting into her 10,000-hp hot rod

GNP GN1 7226 A quick prayer over the injectors before Alexis gets strapped into her Patrón XO Cafe Toyota Camry

GNP GN1 7422 The Patrón XO Cafe team waits in the waterbox before pulling up to the line

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 race car driver, competing in the nitro Funny Car class on the Kalitta Motorsports team. Alexis drives the Patrόn XO Cafe-sponsored 2014 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.