The Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Drag Racing Las Vegas Nationals event ended in a Round 2 loss for Alexis DeJoria, Driver of the Kalitta Motorsports Tequila Patrón Toyota Camry Funny Car.
Alexis qualified in the No. 8 position with a 3.936 E.T. at 327.27 mph. She faced J.R. Todd in the opening round of eliminations, taking the win with a 4.054 second, 320.97 mph performance to Todd’s losing 9.752 ET at 77.54 mph. A matchup with Gary Densham resulted in a Round 2 loss for Alexis DeJoria, who’s red light 4.052 at 319.67 mph pass was disqualified, allowing Densham’s run of 4.551 at 190.73 to advance to the semifinals.
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.”