Alexis DeJoria Racing Qualifying Report- 13th annual NHRA Toyota Nationals

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Alexis DeJoria: Driver of the Kalitta Motorsports Tequila Patrón Toyota Camry 

The Results:

  • Q1: 4.496 ET at 206.67 MPH
  • Q2: 4.125 ET at 308.78 MPH
  • Q3: 4.118 ET at 309.63 MPH
  • Q4: 4.383 ET at 214.66 MPH

The Competition:

No. 12 Alexis DeJoria vs. No. 5 Matt Hagan


Alexis DeJoria, Driver

Qualifying went fairly well this weekend. We ended Friday night in the No. 10 spot with a nice 4.12 from Q2. Today started off on a good note with our 4.11 in Q3. That pass held up to be low ET of the round and moved us up to the ninth spot. By the time we were up to run in Q4 we had been bumped back to twelfth. The sun was starting to set at that time and there was some good shade on the track. We tried to step on it and really go after it, but unfortunately ended up smoking the tires and weren’t able to improve our position in the qualifying ladder. We face Hagan in round one of eliminations tomorrow- we’ll see what happens and hopefully, we’ll go some rounds on race day.


TV Schedule

  • Qualifying
  • October 27, 2:30AM-4AM EST
  • October 27, 3PM-4PM EST
  • ESPN2
  • Eliminations
  • October 27, 8PM-11PM EST
  • ESPN2

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.