Alexis DeJoria brings Free Mammograms to the fans at Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend
Written by Debbie Hall and photography by Jake Conlee
For the fourth year, NHRA racecar driver and Funny Car winner Alexis DeJoria, driver of the Tequila Patron Toyota Camry, is bringing “Free Mammograms to the Fans” at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the fourth straight year this weekend at the end of Breast Cancer Awareness month.
Kalitta Motorsports’ Alexis DeJoria Racing team has partnered up with Nevada Health Centers once again to offer female racing fans free mammograms at the track. DeJoria will have her Mammovan onsite and fully operational during the races. Other cars will display pink trim to support the research and treatment of breast cancer.
The Mammovan has been refurbished and renovated and is now a bright pink with updated equipment. Having insurance is not a requirement. If further testing and treatment is needed, there are caseworkers through Nevada Health Centers that will assist with resources.
“It is a great gift to do this,” DeJoria said. “Our first year, there were 99 mammograms at the track. As long we are out there, we are going to keep making this happen.” People in her life that were diagnosed with breast cancer have touched her and she is thrilled to be continue to offer this valuable service.
It is estimated that almost 400 women have taken advantage of the Mammovan. The program has been expanded to Dallas this year.
DeJoria is the daughter of John Paul DeJoria, co-founder of John Paul Mitchell Systems and Tequila Patrόn. She began her career in 2005, first competing in the Super Gas category and then moving into a rear engine Super Comp dragster. In 2009, DeJoria built her own team, Stealth Motorsports, and is one of the few females to own and operate a team in the sport. She is currently the only driver to have wins in each the Super Comp, Top Alcohol Funny Car and fuel Funny Car classes as she continues her NHRA drag racing career. For more information, visit www.alexisdejoria.com.
It is the 16th annual NHRA Toyota Nationals, the 23rd of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series and the fifth of six playoff races in the NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship. Drivers in four categories – Top Fuel, Funny Car, ProStock and Pro Stock Motorcycle – earn points leading to 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world championships.
For tickets call (800) 644-4444, or visit www.LVMS.com.