Alexis DeJoria Racing Qualifying Report- 16th annual O’Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 NHRA Nationals

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

The Results:

Q1: 4.124 ET at 306.88 MPH

Q2: 6.274 ET at 109.03 MPH

Q3: 8.353 ET at 79.91 MPH

*Note: Friday’s second qualifying run was cancelled due to inclement weather

The Competition:

No. 14 Alexis DeJoria vs. No. 3 Jack Beckman


Alexis DeJoria, Driver

“Coming into Chicago, our entire team was really excited about racing here. We went to the semifinals last year, and we all know how fast this track can be. Qualifying didn’t go as well as we had hoped today but thankfully, we were able to run a 4.12 in the first round which carried us through the weekend and kept us in the show. I think we’re just getting all the bugs out and working on getting a good handle on the car. I’m looking forward to racing tomorrow and hopefully we can go rounds.”

 TV Schedule


June 29, 11PM-12AM EST



June 30, 9PM-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.