Alexis DeJoria: Driver of the Kalitta Motorsports Tequila Patrón Toyota Camry
- Q1: No Run
- Q2:8.762 ET at 77.01 MPH
- Q3: 4.241 ET at 287.29 MPH
- Q4: 4.188 ET at 303.71 MPH
No. 16 Alexis DeJoria vs. No. 1 Matt Hagan
Alexis DeJoria, Driver
“This has been a so-so weekend for Team Patrón thus far. We didn’t run the numbers we were hoping to, but we qualified for the show tomorrow which is the most important thing. We may not be in the upper half of the field, but we’re in and that’s what matters- as long as you’re qualified, you have a shot. Our team has Matt Hagan first round and that should be a good matchup. We have this new chassis setup and it seems as if we’re on the right path. We just need to keep moving forward and making progress, and that’s what we’re doing. I’m excited about first round and looking forward to racing tomorrow.”
July 27, 7PM-9:30PM EST
July 28, 8PM-11PM 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.