Alexis DeJoria Returns to NHRA Competition in Epping

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EPPING, N.H. (June 1, 2017)-- Alexis DeJoria will return to the seat of her Tequila Patrón Toyota Camry at this weekend’s NHRA New England Nationals in Epping, N.H.

“I’m excited to get back to racing,” said the four-time Funny Car winner, who has been tending to a private family matter. “I want to thank everyone for their support these past few weeks. Missing races is never easy and certainly not a decision that was made lightly. I can’t wait to get back at it and resume the fight for our spot in the Top 10 this weekend.”

DeJoria currently sits in the No. 14 spot in the Countdown to the Championship Funny Car rankings, 110 points out of 10th. The New England event marks the unofficial end to the first half of NHRA’s ‘regular’ season and kicks off a grueling stretch of back-to-back races. With eight events scheduled over the next 10 weeks, the summer months will be crucial for DeJoria and her Patrón team in their efforts to secure a spot in the coveted Top 10.

“Right now, the focus is on picking up as many round wins as possible,” said DeJoria.

The 2014 New England Nationals runner-up knows that she and her team have their work cut out for them, but is confident in their abilities to bridge the gap and ensure their fourth consecutive playoff berth later this summer.

“I’ve got a great team, and a car capable of running with the best of them. I have nothing but the utmost confidence in Nicky [Boninfante] and Tommy [DeLago]. We’re going to race hard and just keep charging forward.”

DeJoria and the Kalitta Motorsports Tequila Patrón Toyota Camry Funny Car team begin qualifying for the 5th annual NHRA New England Nationals at New England Dragway on Friday, June 2 at 5:00 p.m. (ET).

About Alexis DeJoria

Alexis DeJoria is a professional race car driver competing in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. DeJoria drives the Tequila Patrón Toyota Camry Funny Car as a member of the legendary Kalitta Motorsports team. DeJoria, who had the opportunity to pursue any type of career, felt strongly about following her passion, and her need for adrenaline drove her to pursue the unlikely profession of auto-racing. The determination to ‘blaze her own trail’ continues to drive her and push her to higher levels in the sport of NHRA drag racing. She is a four-time Funny Car winner and made history when she became the first woman to compete in 100 Funny Car events.

About Tequila Patrón

From hand-harvesting the highest-quality 100 percent Weber Blue Agave, to the traditional, time-honored distillation process and individual labeling, numbering, and inspection of each bottle, Patrón tequila is crafted with meticulous precision and care. Though Patrón has grown to become one of the most-recognized and respected luxury spirits brands in the world, it is still exclusively produced in the Highlands of Jalisco, Mexico, in the same small batches and with the same commitment to quality and craftsmanship. For more information about Patrón tequilas and liqueurs, please visit www.patrontequila.com.

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Contact:
Allison McCormick
Public Relations & Marketing Manager
Alexis DeJoria Racing
(305) 764-5377
allison@alexisdejoria.com

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