Allen Johnson is getting restless. The Pro Stock drag racer has yet to visit the winner’s circle in 2009.
Courtesy: NHRA Media Relations
Topeka, Kan.NHRA Full Throttle Pro Stock driver
Allen Johnson is getting restless. The Team Mopar® drag racer has yet
to visit the winner’s circle in 2009 — a circumstance that doesn’t sit
well with the Greeneville, Tenn., native. Johnson will attempt to get
the job done this weekend at the O’Reilly NHRA Summer Nationals.
Johnson’s impatience follows a valiant effort two weeks ago in the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at his home track of Bristol Dragway. Despite using a makeshift front end necessitated by a crash suffered during testing, Johnson qualified No. 5 in
“We had a few minor issues still lingering from the wreck,” said Johnson. “We stayed two days afterwards at
“Any time you can do that [move up in the standings], it’s good. But we need to be going to the semifinals right now and get back up in the top four and win some races.”
A bright spot for Johnson has been his continued consistency in qualifying. The Mopar HEMI®-powered pilot has qualified in the top half of the Pro Stock field in seven of eight NHRA events thus far. Johnson said any remaining issues with the front end of his Mopar/J&J Racing Dodge Stratus R/T will be resolved prior to
“Our Mopar Pro Stock car went to the body shop last week,” said Johnson. “The front end was fitted to our car correctly and the correct Mopar paint scheme was applied. The car will be back to normal at