Alexis DeJoria Racing Qualifying Report- 49th annual Auto Club NHRA Finals

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


The Results:

Q1: 4.719 ET at 173.65 MPH

Q2: 4.152 ET at 264.70 MPH

Q3: 4.138 ET at 307.16 MPH

Q4: 4.137 ET at 311.13 MPH

The Competition:

No. 15 Alexis DeJoria vs. No. 2 Matt Hagan


Alexis DeJoria, Driver

“We really struggled in qualifying this weekend. It was tough out there, and there were a number of things that gave us trouble- driver error, dropping cylinders- but luckily, we managed to get in the show. We’re qualified fifteenth and we’re racing our ‘lucky first round’ guy, Matt Hagan, so we’ll see. It’s just one of those things. You don’t always have to qualify well to go rounds on Sunday- our last race in Vegas is a perfect example of that. You can win from anywhere, as long as you make the show.”

TV Schedule


November 10, 2:30AM-4AM EST

November 10, 2PM-3PM EST (Re-Air)



November 10, 7-10PM 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.