Alexis DeJoria, Driver of the Kalitta Motorsports Tequila Patrón Toyota Camry Funny Car
No. 7 (3.879 E.T. at 330.39 MPH)
E1: 4.148 E.T. at 229.24 MPH defeated by Tommy Johnson Jr. 3.938 E.T. at 323.89 MPH
Alexis DeJoria, Driver
It was a tough ending to a good start at our first race of the year. We're just getting everything back together again. It's like the first day of school after a long summer break. We have a few bugs to work out. Unfortunately, we had a complication first round. Our safety system malfunctioned and shut the car off so that was the end of our day. It was unfortunate because we were ahead at that point, but it is what it is. I'm really looking forward to our next race in Phoenix. We've won there, and we've got some really good vibes and good juju going into it. I'm excited to be back out here again, I've missed everybody and I just thank everybody for their support.
NHRA Countdown to the Championship Points Standing:
35 points, ranked 10th
Leads 11th ranked Tim Wilkerson by one point
Trails ninth ranked Robert Hight by one point
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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 the opportunity 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. For more information, please visit www.alexisdejoria.com
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.