DeJoria Looks to Vegas to Continue with Top Three Ranking

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (March 26, 2014)— Currently tied in the No. 3 spot in points with Kalitta Motorsports teammate Del Worsham, Patrón XO Cafe Toyota Camry Funny Car driver Alexis DeJoria looks to this weekend’s 15th annual NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway to keep her securely positioned in the ‘Top Three.’

“We started off strong at the first two races of the season,” DeJoria said, referring to the 24-race 2014 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. “Gainesville we had a bit of a hiccup, but we’re very early into the year. There are plenty of races left and we can come back strong for Vegas. This track has typically been good for us. At this race last year we went to the semis, and we’re hoping to go at least that far again on Sunday. Our goal this weekend is to be consistent, qualify well, and go rounds on raceday. We want to continue to put points between us and the rest of the teams so it’s important that we’re successful on Sunday in order to continue to be ranked highly.”


“As is typically the case when we race in Vegas, we’ll have the support of many of the Patrón executives at the track this weekend. Patrón is headquartered in Las Vegas so it’s great that the people that support us throughout the year are able to come out to the track and cheer us on. It’d be great to put this Patrón XO Cafe hot rod in the Winners Circle in front of our friends from Patrón.”

Before racing gets underway for the weekend, DeJoria will be participating in two autograph sessions on Thursday, March 27. The first taking place at the Liquor Library at McCarran International Airport (located in Baggage Claim) from 2-4:30 PM . Later that evening, she will join fellow NHRA drivers on the Brooklyn Bridge at New York New York for the NHRA Fanfest from 5-7 PM.

The Kalitta Motorsports Patrón XO Cafe Toyota Camry Funny Car team begins qualifying for 15th annual NHRA Nationals at 2PM on Friday. For more information, please visit, Follow Us on Twitter @ADR_Nitro771, or Like Us on Facebook Alexis DeJoria.

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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.