BEST WISHES TO ALEXIS DeJORIA AS SHE DECIDES TO RETIRE FROM NHRA DRAG RACING AT END OF 2017 SEASON...

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Alexis DeJoria announced on Monday that she's going to retire from the grueling NHRA drag racing battleground following the conclusion of this 2017 season.  The 40-year-old is currently ranked 11th in the Mello Yello NHRA Funny Car standings. There's no denying that her stint of driving the Patron Tequila flopper in conjunction with Kalitta Racing, has produced some impressive results over the last few seasons. More than once on these pages, I've openly admitted to personally liking the lady. Having met Alexis DeJoria a couple times, and even spending some quality time with Alexis earlier this season, talking with her about my Big Stick music thing, I find her to be an intriguing and groovy gal. I give Alexis a heck of a lot of credit for being brave enough to strap into a nitro Funny Car on a frequent basis, and go through the ultra-tough regiment of participating on the NHRA tour -- That sure ain't no walk in the park, bub!... She's racked up some celebrated wins, and she's also experienced the kind of bumps and pain that occasionally comes with the territory. Overall, I believe that Alexis can be proud of all she's accomplished as a professional drag racer. I know that some blowhard fans of NHRA drag racing like to make a stink when drivers (especially WOMEN drivers) decide to retire from the sport -- They treat drag racing as if it's some sort of "weirdo cult", where you're NEVER supposed to be permitted to leave and walk away. I believe that sort of cockeyed thinking is stupid poppycock, and definitely doesn't reflect the views of most of the sport's more stable and rational fan base... In closing, I want to go on the record as wishing Alexis the very best for when she walks away from the sport at the end of this 2017 season. Hopefully she'll be able to find more quality and leisure time to spend with her loving husband of four years, Jesse James, and the rest of her family (because she claims that's one of the major reasons for her retirement announcement, she wants to dedicate more time to enjoying family)... Very best wishes for Alexis to live the rest of her days with happiness and joy after she walks proudly away from all this volatile nitro-burning noise. Alexis DeJoria now possesses some shiny, well-deserved and earned "Wally" trophies up on her mantle, and plenty of great drag racing memories for her to reflect on through her golden retirement years... We love her...

 

 

The soon to retire Alexis DeJoria enjoys a moment with nitro teammate Doug Kalitta at the Englishtown strip.