Alexis DeJoria: Driver of the Kalitta Motorsports Tequila Patrón Toyota Camry
Q1: 6.847 ET at 97.91 MPH
Q2: 11.118 ET at 74.82 MPH
Q3: 4.132 ET at 304.53 MPH
Q4: 4.081 ET at 309.77 MPH (third quickest run of the session)
No. 12 Alexis DeJoria vs. No. 5 Ron Capps
Alexis DeJoria, Driver
“I’m so happy to be out here racing at the U.S. Nationals in Indy. It’s ‘The Big Go’- the biggest race of the season, and everyone’s excited to be out here. The race weekend kind of got off to a weird start. Those first two sessions were rough. We smoked the tires in Q1, and then in Q2 we were dealt with an unfortunate circumstance when the weather changed drastically very quickly right before we pulled up to the line. Without enough time to make the necessary changes, our tune-up pretty much overpowered the track and we smoked the tires right out of the gate. Then, we ended up losing that extra qualifying session on Saturday night due to rain. Thankfully, we fared much better in Q3 and Q4. Our 4.081 run from Q4 was third quickest of the round, which is awesome. We did some testing last week which was very informative. We figured out a lot, and we’re really starting to have a good, solid car now. I’m excited to race on Monday at the U.S. Nationals, and ready for this Patrón Toyota Camry to go rounds tomorrow.”
September 1, 1PM-6PM EST
September 2, 12PM-6PM 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.