Worsham To Test DeJoria’s Ride

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Alexis DeJoria has been cleared to return to racing during the upcoming U.S. Nationals. (Gary Nastase photo)
Alexis DeJoria (Gary Nastase photo)
Alexis DeJoria (Gary Nastase photo)

INDIANAPOLIS — In an effort to prepare for the upcoming U.S. Nationals, the Kalitta Motorsports Tequila Patrón Funny Car team will test at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis with team driver Del Worsham filling in for injured driver Alexis DeJoria.

After front-halving two chassis and preparing DeJoria’s repaired Toyota Camry body, Team Patrón, led by crew chiefs Tommy DeLago and Glen Huszar, feels confident that they have a car that’s ready to return to the race track.

The test session offers DeLago the opportunity to make test runs with DeJoria’s newly rebuilt Funny Car. “We want to make sure this car is 100% ready for Alexis when she is prepared to make her return,” said DeLago. “Putting Del in the seat gives us the opportunity to knock the rust off and make sure any gremlins are sorted out while Alexis continues to recover. We’re still hoping and planning on racing at Indy next week. Whether it’s Indy or not, we’ll know with complete confidence that we’re entering our first race back with a car that is ready to compete with the best of them.”