Alexis DeJoria is an American racing racer who drives interesting cars in races organized by the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA). She is the daughter of John Paul DeJoria, a hair care and alcohol mogul. Even when she was young, she was still a very entrepreneurial person and started working for the family business after graduating from college. For the next four years, she held positions in every department imaginable, from public relations to research and development to art.
However, she has always had a great passion for cars, and this idea became a reality when she began entering the NHRA “Super Gasoline” category competition in 2005. After that, she drove a Super Comp race car rear-engined, and then drove the Alcohol Funniest Car (TAFC), and finally transferred to the Fun Car in 2011. She is a member of the legendary Kalitta Motorsports team and her father’s Patrón Spirits Company, the tequila brand is her biggest sponsor. She drives a 10,000 horsepower Toyota Camry Funny Car and has become one of the top ten drivers participating in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing 24-race series.
Date of Birth:-
September 24th 1977
Los Angeles, USA
- When Alexis DeJoria was 16 years old, a friend took her to the famous Pomona Drag Zone in California and introduced her to the wonderful and exciting world of racing. It was love at first sight. She began taking classes and shined in the NHRA Non-Professional Athletes Course.
- She set foot on the NHRA pro circuit in 2005, initially driving a super fuel but later switched to a rear-engined Super Comp race car. She was an immediate hit. Within eight months of her first foot on the race track, he entered the final of two races and won one of the races, which was the National Team of Athletes in Fontana, California.
- Her success allowed her to move forward with courage and ambition, and she aspires to race faster and louder cars. She was promoted to the “Top Alcohol Funny Car” (TAFC) category and for the next two years she participated primarily in West Coast races and became a member of a two-car team.
- In 2009, she started a major turning point in her career by forming her own team, Stealth Motorsports. She was its co-owner, CEO and star driver for three years, competing in the final of four national events, winning the divisional event championship, and recording her first NHRA national event victory in the TAFC category. DeJoria is the second woman to receive the final honor.
- It took him a year of training to jump into the 2011 Texas Fall Nationals ‘fun car’ category. After leaving the invisible team, he joined Kalitta Motorsports, a Michigan state team led by iconic racing driver Connie. “The Bounty Hunter “Kalitta.
- In the 2012 rookie season, she advanced to the NHRA Thunder Valley national team final in Bristol, Tennessee as a fun runner, which shocked fans. In reading, she also posted the best time of her career with a speed of 4,032 seconds and a speed of 319.07 miles per hour.
- The following year, he played four final rounds. But until 2014, she became the driver she was supposed to be. At Pomona, she made history and became the first woman to record an ET of 3,997 seconds in less than four seconds. She won the first game in the interesting category at the next game in Phoenix, and then another victory in Las Vegas in March. In May, she set a new record at the Atlanta Dragway, finishing the game with 4.012 seconds ET, and at the same time she was ranked the top contender.
- She continued to set an interesting new racing record at the Brainerd International Circuit, running at 3,998 seconds, breaking her own record of 4,010 seconds. September was the greatest achievement of her career. Won the US national “Super Drag Race” in Indianapolis. At the end of the 2014 season, the results were outstanding and he won the championship again. 1 classified and first participation in the countdown tournament.
- Made it to the finals in the 2015 Nitro Funny Car at Summernationals in Englishtown, NJ. In September, he entered the countdown to the championship playoffs for the second time in a row. After breaking her own ET and speed record many times, he ranked eighth this year.
- The 2016 season was another successful year in her career. She became the first woman to participate in the 100 fun car event. Later that year, he won her fourth victory in the “Funny Car” race and entered the top ten three times in a row.
- In her 12-year career, she has experienced two major accidents. In 2009, during a parachute competition, her parachute ripped the rear of the car and sprayed oil on the brakes while driving a fun car with alcohol. She reached the bunker at 130 mph, passed two safety nets, and stopped at the fourth row of plastic buckets filled with sand. Fortunately, she survived the disaster and was not injured.
- On July 31, 2016, she was not so lucky in Sonoma. In a game against John Force, her Camry crashed into the left retaining wall. She was taken to Napa Valley Queen Medical Center, where it was revealed that she suffered from a high-energy fracture of her left pelvis. However, she did not need surgery and was discharged the same day.
- Currently, Alexis DeJoria is the only endurance racing athlete to have won in the Super Comp, Top Alcohol Funny Car and Funny Car categories.
- In Wayne Holloway’s directorial career “Snake and Mongoose” (2013), she played Paula.
- Alexis and her mother Jamie Briggs participated in Sallie Latimer’s fundraiser to restore the Earles Court water tower.
The father of Alexis DeJoria is Paul DeJoria who happens to be the founder of the two well-known companies; a tequila company by the name Patron and a cosmetics company by the name Paul Mitchell Hair Care Products. Paul is hence a billionaire and her daughter has enjoyed a life of luxury since a young age.
Despite this, Alexi DeJoria has made a career for herself in racing sports. Her private net worth is around 100 million dollars.
John Paul DeJoria
- John Anthony DeJoria
- John Paul DeJoria II
- Justin DeJoria
- Michael DeJoria
- Michaeline DeJoria
Relationships & Affairs:-
Alexis DeJoria is married to Jesse James since 2013 and they have a daughter named Isabella DeJoria.