Alexis DeJoria Racing Qualifying Report- 13th annual NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals

The Results:

Q1: 4.142 ET at 303.32 MPH

Q2: 4.096 ET at 312.42 MPH

Q3: 7.066 ET at 95.05 MPH

Q4: 5.937 ET at 177.59 MPH

The Competition:

No. 8 Alexis DeJoria (lane choice) vs. No. 9 Jeff Arend


Alexis DeJoria, Driver

“We were really excited coming back to the Bristol Dragway for the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals this year. We went to the finals here last year, so that gave us an added boost of confidence coming through the gate.”

“Qualifying started off pretty well. We ran a good 4.09 in that Friday night session, which is key, and allowed us to stay in the top half of the field through both the third and fourth rounds. Today was all about focusing on our warm weather tune-up which will help us in tomorrow’s warm conditions. Hopefully, we’ll go rounds tomorrow just like we did last year, except this time we would like to seal the deal and come out on top.”


TV Schedule


June 15, 7PM-9:30PM EST


June 16, 11PM-12AM EST

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 a Tequila Patrόn-sponsored 2013 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.