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

Qualified:

No. 7 (3.963 E.T. at 324.05 MPH)

The Results: 

  • E1: 3.931 E.T. at 327.90 MPH defeated Jonnie Lindberg 3.999 E.T. at 322.81 MPH
  • E2: 3.956 E.T. at 324.12 MPH defeated by Matt Hagan 3.958 E.T. at 326.71 MPH

Race Recap:
The consistency and performance that the Tequila Patrón Toyota Camry Funny Car team enjoyed at the previous race in Sonoma carried over into this weekend's event in Seattle.
 
The Patrón Camry made a clean and quick full pull on every run attempt, including two bonus point-worthy passes during qualifying.
 
Round one of race day was a critical matchup for Alexis DeJoria and her opponent Jonnie Lindberg, both of whom are chasing a Top 10 spot in NHRA's Countdown to the Championship points ranking. With the starting line advantage and a competitive 3.931-second run, DeJoria earned the round win and advanced to round two.
 
During DeJoria's round two matchup with Matt Hagan, both cars made solid 3.95-second runs but unfortunately Hagan was able to cross the stripe first, winning on a small holeshot. 

Quotable:
Alexis DeJoria, Driver

I've got to say, we had a pretty good weekend. Our car ran really well every time we hit that starting line. We made it down to the finish line in a very respectable way. We made it to the second round today and our cars were tied in E.T.s but we happened to run against the guy who cuts a 0.61 light. In comparison, my reaction time was pretty much on point with everyone else's, 90s throughout, but that's the luck of the draw. It's unfortunate, we really needed that round, but I have to say we're definitely making headway. We're consistent right now. I'm happy about that. I think we've finally kind of got our rhythm back. It's a little late, but there's a lot of races left and a lot of races left to win. 

NHRA Countdown to the Championship Points Standing:

Alexis DeJoria:
552 points, ranked 14th 
49 points out of 10th

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

The Results: 
Q1: 4.046 E.T. at 316.60 MPH 
Q2: 3.975 E.T. at 321.04 MPH One bonus point for third quickest run of the session
Q3: 3.963 E.T. at 322.19 MPH One bonus point for third quickest run of the session
Q4: 3.963 E.T. at 324.05 MPH

The Competition: 
No. 7 Alexis DeJoria (Lane Choice) vs No. 10 Jonnie Lindberg

Quotables:
Alexis DeJoria, Driver
We all came in here thinking it was going to be a rough one with the conditions, but it turned out to be a pretty good race track. We had one of the most consistent cars throughout qualifying, and even got some bonus points out of it too. Going into tomorrow, even though we're back in that lucky No. 7 spot again, I feel pretty hopeful. We've got a really good setup for the heat.

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

Qualified:
No. 7 (3.926 E.T. at 331.20 MPH)

The Results: 
E1: 3.950 E.T. at 309.84 MPH defeated by J.R. Todd 3.953 E.T. at 326.08 MPH

Race Recap:
For the fourth time in the past five events, Alexis DeJoria raced her way to a top-half qualifying spot this weekend at the Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals.
 
As the No. 7 qualifier, DeJoria was positioned to race her 10th qualified teammate, J.R. Todd, in the first round of eliminations on race day.
 
In the battle of the Kalitta Motorsports Toyota Camrys, both cars made respectable runs in the three-second zone, but unfortunately, Todd was able to power his Camry across the finish line first, ending DeJoria’s day.

NHRA Countdown to the Championship Points Standing:
Alexis DeJoria:
497 points, ranked 14th 
73 points out of 10th                        

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

The Results: 
Q1: 4.038 E.T. at 278.86 MPH 
Q2: 3.926 E.T. at 331.20 MPH
Q3: 4.122 E.T. at 306.05 MPH
Q4: 4.000 E.T. at 307.23 MPH

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

Quotables:
Alexis DeJoria, Driver
We're in the show, seventh place, which is our usual spot lately. We do have lane choice tomorrow, but unfortunately, it's against our teammate J.R. We really need this round win. We usually do pretty well out here in Sonoma so we're hoping we get the same luck and go some rounds.

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

Qualified:
No. 11 (4.010 E.T. at 322.65 MPH)

The Results: 
E1: 4.056 E.T. at 316.90 MPH defeated by Jack Beckman 4.027 E.T. at 320.20 MPH

Race Recap:
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. 

Quotable:
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:
Alexis DeJoria:
469 points, ranked 14th 
69 points out of 10th 
Trails 13th ranked Del Worsham by 20 points    

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