Alexis DeJoria: Driver of the Kalitta Motorsports Tequila Patrón Toyota Camry
Q1: 4.154 ET at 302.41 MPH
Q2: 4.027 ET at 310.70 MPH*
Q3: 11.370 ET at 81.21 MPH
Q4: 4.199 ET at 297.88 MPH
*Career Best ET
No. 5 Alexis DeJoria (Lane Choice) vs. No. 12 Ron Capps
Alexis DeJoria, Driver
“I definitely feel a lot better about this weekend in Charlotte than I did when we raced here earlier this season. This is the best our team has ever done in Charlotte. In fact, this is one of the best qualifying weekends we’ve had this year. We ran our quickest time ever in Q2 with that 4.02. The car has really turned a corner and we’ve come a long way. Tomorrow we have lane choice over Ron Capps in the first round. We had him first round in Indy and he ended up beating us by less than a thousandth of a second, so hopefully tomorrow it’ll be our car that sets off the win light and advances to round two. Team Patrón feels good going into race day and I’m confident we’ll be successful.”
September 14, 11:30PM- 1AM EST
September 15, 3:30AM-5AM EST
September 15, 8:30PM-11:30PM 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.