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
No. 8 Alexis DeJoria (lane choice) vs. No. 9 Jeff Arend
Alexis DeJoria, Driver
âWe 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.â
âQualifying 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 tomorrowâs warm conditions. Hopefully, weâll go rounds tomorrow just like we did last year, except this time we would like to seal the deal and come out on top.â
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 PatrÏn, is a professional NHRA race car driver, competing in the nitro Funny Car class on the Kalitta Motorsports team. Alexis drives a Tequila PatrÏn-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 âblaze her own trailâ 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 âthe Bounty Hunterâ 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.