Las Vegas: Allen Johnson Saturday notes

Mopar®'s Allen Johnson Makes Big Move in Las Vegas Qualifying Las Vegas, Nev. (April 4, 2009) -- Team Mopar® NHRA Full Throttle Pro Stock driver Allen Johnson's made a big move in second day qualifying Saturday and takes confidence into final...

Mopar®'s Allen Johnson Makes Big Move in Las Vegas Qualifying

Las Vegas, Nev. (April 4, 2009) -- Team Mopar® NHRA Full Throttle Pro Stock driver Allen Johnson's made a big move in second day qualifying Saturday and takes confidence into final eliminations for the Summitracing.com NHRA Nationals at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

The Mopar/J&J Racing Dodge Stratus R/T driver moved from 9th to 5th by running quicker in both rounds of qualifying Saturday, posting a pass of 6.699/205.82 in the final session to lead a pack of seven Dodge's in final eliminations.

"That's what we were looking for," said Johnson after what ended up being the quickest run of the final Pro Stock qualifying session. "That was pretty close to perfect. You could see that since most of the other guys went slower in this session.

"We tuned up the motor and fine-tuned the gear ratio. That will end up being a pretty good race day setup and it will definitely give us something to work with tomorrow."

Johnson sits fourth in Pro Stock points heading into the Las Vegas event. Fellow Dodge driver Rickie Jones will be Johnson's first round opponent.

Larry Morgan rode his Mopar HEMI power to an improved 6.723/204.91 run to start Sunday's eliminations in 10th, followed by Johnson's Mopar HEMI-powered partner, Johnny Gray, in 11th. Jones, Dave Connolly, David Beckley and V Gaines follow in 12th-15th to complete

-credit: mopar

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Series NHRA
Drivers Larry Morgan , Allen Johnson , Johnny Gray , Dave Connolly , Rickie Jones