Alexis DeJoria, Driver of the Kalitta Motorsports Tequila Patrón Toyota Camry Funny Car
No. 11 (4.010 E.T. at 322.65 MPH)
E1: 4.056 E.T. at 316.90 MPH defeated by Jack Beckman 4.027 E.T. at 320.20 MPH
Team Patrón started off the weekend in the Mile High City with a solid 4.010 run, but struggled with the challenges that come with racing 6,000-feet above sea level throughout the remainder of qualifying.
The Nicky Boninfante and Tommy DeLago-lead team qualified 11th for race day, pitting Alexis DeJoria against Jack Beckman in round one of eliminations. The Patrón Camry ran a competitive 4.056, but despite outrunning 11 of the 16 first round contenders, came up short against Beckman’s 4.027.
Alexis DeJoria, Driver
Not a great start to the Western Swing, but there’s still two races left to make up some points on this three-race stretch. We did make two good runs up here on the mountain, considering the high elevation and the heat, so we can walk away pleased with that. Obviously, we wanted to win, but it didn’t happen today. We’re all looking forward to our next race in Sonoma. NHRA Countdown to the Championship Points Standing:
469 points, ranked 14th
69 points out of 10th
Trails 13th ranked Del Worsham by 20 points