Race Reports

Alexis DeJoria

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

Qualified:

No. 9 (3.946 E.T. at 322.34 MPH)

The Results

  • E1: 3.927 E.T. at 327.03 MPH defeated Tim Wilkerson 8.109 E.T. at 112.19 MPH
  • E2: 4.146 E.T. at 260.16 MPH defeated by Courtney Force 3.947 E.T. at 294.37 MPH

Quotable:

Alexis DeJoria, Driver It's been a bit of a rough weekend for me. I'm fighting a possible case of walking pneumonia. We'll see when I get home and talk to the doctor but I definitely haven't been feeling great this weekend so I've been trying to be extra strong and do my job, and I think I did a good job. 

We had a solid start; made three good, consistent passes in qualifying. On race day we got a round win, and almost a second round win. We're strong right now and I'm excited for the next race. I've got a great team. Who needs luck when you've got a group like this. 

Alexis DeJoria

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

The Results: 

  • Q1: 3.995 E.T. at 320.97 MPH (Two bonus points for second quickest run of the session)
  • Q2: 7.825 E.T. at 84.84 MPH
  • Q3: 3.966 E.T. at 323.43 MPH
  • Q4: 3.946 E.T. at 322.34 MPH  

The Competition:  No. 9 Alexis DeJoria vs No. 8 Tim Wilkerson (Lane Choice)

Quotables: Alexis DeJoria, Driver

"We made it down the track three times. They were good runs; solid runs. You know it is going to be tough competition tomorrow. It's going to be hot, but we have a good car. My guys always give me something on race day."

Alexis DeJoria

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

Qualified:
No. 8 (3.936 E.T. at 327.27 MPH)

The Results:
E1: 4.054 E.T. at 320.97 MPH defeated J.R. Todd 9.752 E.T. at 77.54 MPH
E2: 4.052 E.T. at 319.67 MPH defeated by Gary Densham 4.551 E.T. at 190.73 MPH

Quotable:
Alexis DeJoria, Driver
We definitely had a good setup in the heat for race day. It looked like we were headed to a semifinal, quite possibly. Unfortunately, I left a little too early in the second round and got a red light for us. We're going to stay and test on Monday. I'll just get out there, make runs, hit the tree and shake it off.

NHRA Countdown to the Championship Points Standing:
154 points, ranked 12th
Leads 13th ranked Del Worsham by seven points
Trails 11th ranked Tim Wilkerson by one point

Alexis DeJoria

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

Qualified:
No. 11 (3.928 E.T. at 327.98 MPH)

The Results:
E1: 3.925 E.T. at 328.46 MPH defeated by Ron Capps 3.895 E.T. at 330.96 MPH

Quotable:
Alexis DeJoria, Driver
Talk about consistency. First round we ran another 3.92 like we did in qualifying. We were the only team in Funny Car to make it down the track in the 3-second zone every time, so we definitely had something for them. That right lane's a little tricky, it's got a bump, but these guys made it happen and we were able to make another full run. I had a good light and everything, we just didn't have enough at the top end unfortunately so that was the end of our day. We're going to stay and test Monday, get this Patrón Camry a little bit quicker, and get ready for Vegas.

NHRA Countdown to the Championship Points Standing:
101 points, ranked 12th
Leads 13th ranked Cruz Pedregon by six points
Trails 11th ranked Del Worsam by 15 points

Alexis DeJoria

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

The Results:
Q1: 3.965 ET at 324.75 MPH
Q2: 3.963 ET at 305.84 MPH
Q3: 3.928 ET at 327.98 MPH (Two bonus points for second quickest pass of the session)
Q4: 3.963 ET at 326.40 MPH

The Competition:
No. 11 Alexis DeJoria vs No. 6 Ron Capps (Lane Choice)

Quotables:
Alexis DeJoria, Driver
Well we might not have the quickest car this weekend, but we definitely have the most consistent one. We made four runs all the way down from A to B. Three of them were 3.96's and the other was a 92, so we know we have a consistent car going into race day and we're excited about that. We'll build on it and hopefully go some rounds tomorrow.