Alexis DeJoria Racing Qualifying Report- 29th annual Auto-Plus NHRA Nationals

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

The Results:

  • Q1: 4.118 ET at 307.02 MPH
  • Q2: 5.431 ET at 127.30 MPH
  • Q3: 9.852 ET at 81.72 MPH           
  • Q4: 4.145 ET at 305.42 MPH

The Competition:

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


Alexis DeJoria, Driver

“I’m really happy that we qualified at Maple Grove Raceway this weekend. It was kind of a struggle these past two days. We went into today not qualified, but thankfully on that last run we made it down the track with a 4.145 so we’re in the show tomorrow. We face Jack Beckman in round one again- this will be our third weekend in a row racing him first round and he’s taken us out the past two weeks- hopefully third times the charm! I’m looking forward to running my black, green and pink Patrón Toyota Camry [in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month] on race day.”


TV Schedule


October 5, 11:30PM-1AM EST


Qualifying (Re-Air)

October 6, 3:30AM-5AM EST



October 6, 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.