Alexis DeJoria: Driver of the Kalitta Motorsports Tequila Patrón Toyota Camry Funny Car
- No. 9 (3.911 E.T. at 319.37 MPH)
- E1: 3.922 E.T. at 324.36 MPH defeated John Force 11.543 E.T. at 85.04 MPH (Foul, Red Light)
- E2: 3.918 E.T. at 326.00 MPH defeated by Robert Hight 3.885 E.T. at 329.83 MPH
Quotable: Alexis DeJoria, Driver
We got a round win today against John Force. I got my Funny Car license here at Texas Motorplex years ago and it was actually Force who signed off on my license. It’s been a minute since we had a round win, so that was really awesome. We went up against Robert [Hight] for the second round and we got outrun, so that was the end of our day. We’re going to Vegas next and I’m excited about that.
NHRA Countdown to the Championship Points Standing: 2151 points, ranked 10th Trails ninth ranked Tim Wilkerson by 77 points
Previously: 2099 points, ranked 10th
Photos courtesy of Gary Nastase Photography. Hi res images available upon request
About Alexis DeJoria
Alexis DeJoria is a professional race car driver competing in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. DeJoria drives the Tequila Patrón 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
From hand-harvesting the highest-quality 100 percent Weber Blue Agave, to the traditional, time-honored distillation process and individual labeling, numbering, and inspection of each bottle, Patrón tequila is crafted with meticulous precision and care. Though Patrón has grown to become one of the most-recognized and respected luxury spirits brands in the world, it is still exclusively produced in the Highlands of Jalisco, Mexico, in the same small batches and with the same commitment to quality and craftsmanship. For more information about Patrón tequilas and liqueurs, please visit www.patrontequila.com.