Alexis DeJoria Racing Qualifying Report- NHRA Toyota Sonoma Nationals



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

The Results:

  • Q1: 3.992 E.T. at 313.07 MPH
  • Q2: 7.904 E.T. at 86.89 MPH
  • Q3: 4.645 E.T. at 172.96 MPH
  • Q4: 3.946 E.T. at 319.45 MPH

The Competition:

No. 11 Alexis DeJoria vs. No. 6 John Force (LC)


Alexis DeJoria, Driver

We made two good runs in qualifying. We’re qualified eleventh, but hey, we’re qualified and again that’s all that matters. We’re going into race day charged and we’ll have a good setup tomorrow. We’re going to dig deep, fight hard and go rounds.

It’s great to have my dad [John Paul DeJoria], Eloise [DeJoria] and Jesse [James] here this weekend. It’s been a while since my dad’s been to a race, so it’s nice to have him out here this weekend. He’s never been out to the Sonoma Raceway track before, and it’s just always nice to have the support of family and friends.

About Alexis DeJoria

Alexis DeJoria is a professional race car driver, competing in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series’ Funny Car class. DeJoria drives the Tequila Patrón-sponsored 2016 Toyota Camry as a member of the legendary Kalitta Motorsports team. DeJoria, who had all of 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 the sport of NHRA drag racing. She is a four-time Funny Car winner and made history when she became the first woman to compete in 100 Funny Car events.

About Tequila Patrón

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