New look for the Kalitta Motorsports driver.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (February 4, 2014)— Kalitta Motorsports driver Alexis DeJoria eagerly awaits the first moment she powers her 10,000-horespower Patrón XO Cafe Toyota Camry Funny Car down the 1,000-foot stretch at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, Calif. this weekend at the 54th annual Circle K NHRA Winternationals.
“We’ve undergone a lot of exciting changes during the off-season, most notably, switching from Patrón’s signature ‘Patrón Silver’ livery, to their ‘XO Cafe’ brand. It’s a big change- pretty much everything needed a makeover, but we’re still in the Patrón Spirits Company family, and we’re proud to be representing the XO Cafe brand,” said the Funny Car driver, who is going into her ninth season as an NHRA competitor. “Everything is different to reflect the XO Cafe brand- new truck wraps, hero cards, website, merchandise- anything you can think of, really. We’re all very excited for fans to see our new look. We’ve also expanded our merchandise program, to make it easier for fans to proudly display their team pride. In addition to our merchandise trailer [present at all 24 NHRA Mello Yello events] and our e-boutique, www.alexisdejoriaracingshop.com, our merchandise will now be available via Maingate.”
“Another big change for our team is the addition of some new crew members. There is a fresh, new vibe in our pit, and everyone feels really good. We have our solid car that we had towards the end of last season, and we were able to continue to build off of that during winter testing. We’re all just very confident about this season and excited to showcase our new brand. We’ve continued to improve over the past few years and I have no doubt we will finish solidly in the Top Ten this season,” said the Austin-based driver. The team finished in the No. 12 spot in the NHRA’s Countdown to the Championship rankings at the conclusion of the 2013 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, with four semi-final finishes to their credit.