Race Reports

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.

Alexis in Arizona

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

Qualified:
No. 10 (3.920 E.T. at 325.14 MPH)

The Results:
E1: 5.829 E.T. at 119.55 MPH defeated by JR Todd 3.887 E.T. at 330.07 MPH

Quotable:
Alexis DeJoria, Driver
It's been a strange day for a lot of teams out here and definitely upsetting for the Patrón team. We lost first round to our teammate, JR Todd. We're going to stay and test on Monday. We really need to get this hot rod back up on top. We need consistent fast runs and to get back in the 0.80s. We plan to accomplish that on Monday and we'll be ready for Gainesville.

NHRA Countdown to the Championship Points Standing:
67 points, ranked 12th
Leads 13th ranked Phil Burkhart by five points
Trails 11th ranked Del Worsam by 19 points

Alexis DeJoria

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

The Results: 
Q1: 3.920 ET at 325.14 MPH
Q2: 4.460 ET at 190.03 MPH
Q3: 5.169 ET at 143.38 MPH
Q4: 3.922 ET at 328.14 MPH

The Competition: 
No. 10 Alexis DeJoria vs No. 7 JR Todd (Lane Choice)

Quotables:
Alexis DeJoria, Driver
We got two good runs out of qualifying. They weren't what we wanted, but we did get some good information and have something to build on for tomorrow. I'm not worried at all, these guys always give me a really good race car come Sunday. We're racing JR, so it should be exciting. One of these Kalitta Funny Cars is going to the second round.