Alexis DeJoria became the first woman to join the coveted ‘three second run club.’
The Kalitta Motorsports Patrón XO Cafe Toyota Camry Funny Car team rides the momentum of their history making run into Phoenix, Ariz. today as they setup camp for the weekend’s CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park.
After piloting her purple, gold, and matte-black 10,000 horsepower Patrón XO Cafe Camry to an impressive 3.997-second pass at the previous race in Pomona, Calif., driver Alexis DeJoria became the first woman and ninth Funny Car driver to join the coveted ‘three second run club.’ “That was a huge accomplishment for our team,” said DeJoria, a third year Funny Car driver. “We made some serious headway running under four seconds, and we’re hoping to build upon that momentum and carry it into Phoenix this weekend.”
Being able to achieve the accomplishments of both their career best run, and highest qualifying position since the team’s inception in the first race weekend of the 2014 NHRA Mello Yello Series was a fantastic way for the Tommy DeLago-led team to set the tone for the 24-race season. “We qualified in the Top Three at the last race; hopefully we’ll do the same this weekend and continue to collect bonus points. The vibe is really good in our pit, and we’re all looking forward to qualifying well, going rounds on Sunday, and hopefully picking up that first win as a team.”