Alexis DeJoria

American Drag Racer, 7 Time NHRA National Event Winner, U.S. Nationals Champion

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While competing in an alcohol funny car, her parachute failed to deploy. Her race car sped through 2 catch nets and four rows of sand-filled barrels, landing upside down.But getting “back on the horse” was a challenge, because death was present at that racetrack.As fate would have it, returning to the same race track years later, another driver and friend crashed and was killed, just before she was to run her race.The critical mental challenge: Am I done? Am I a true racer?

In this episode you will hear:

• Alexis’ chilling true stories about the realities of drag racing life, and the ever present life and death dangers it presents.

•Even with discouragement to continue her racing career from her crew and fellow race-car drivers, she had a never quit epiphany. She mentally & emotionally got past it.In her words:“It’s not science, it’s all heart.”

•When death is present, words aren’t necessary.You can see it in other’s eyes.

•Sometimes you can’t think ahead or think in the past. You have to be right there, right now.

• Overcoming mental obstacles.

• Perseverance, and never giving up.

• Never quit.

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