Better year than anyone in the family? DeJoria is gaining

 Two seasons on the NHRA circuit did little to distinguish Alexis DeJoria as a rising star.

At least in terms of racing nitro dragsters.

She is an heiress, the daughter of billionaire John Paul DeJoria, so she does have that going for her.

In addition, she is married to Jesse James, who is often in the pits during races, helping with the Funny Car or just adding to what has been a joyful vibe.

The reason to be upbeat stems from the success Alexis has managed in this breakthrough season. To date she has two Funny Car victories in her Kalitta Motorsports dragster. She came into the Kansas Nationals qualifying Friday at Heartland Park Topeka ranked third on the Funny Car circuit in points. Read More