Las Vegas: Tommy Johnson Jr preview

SKOAL RACING'S TOMMY JOHNSON JR. SEEKING HIGHER STANDING Las Vegas, NV (Apr. 11, 2007) -- One of the most exciting cities in America is the site for this weekend's SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals, and Skoal Racing plans on taking care of...

SKOAL RACING'S TOMMY JOHNSON JR. SEEKING HIGHER STANDING

Las Vegas, NV (Apr. 11, 2007) -- One of the most exciting cities in America is the site for this weekend's SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals, and Skoal Racing plans on taking care of business. This means one thing to Funny Car Driver Tommy Johnson Jr.: winning.

After a promising start at the O'Reilly Spring Nationals in Houston, TX, Skoal Racing's Johnson was bested by the quickest run of the weekend. Johnson and crew are priming their Chevy Impala for a big weekend, and are hoping to build on their 10th place standing in the NHRA Funny Car-division.

"The Las Vegas track is one of the best on the tour and my favorite," said Johnson. "I have won here in the past, and things always seem to go our way. I can't think of a better place to get our Skoal Racing team back into winning ways. With all the hard work the crew has put in, and with a little Vegas luck on our side, I feel confident we can get in the winners' circle again this weekend."

In his first season driving for Skoal Racing, Johnson topped the field in Las Vegas in April of 2001. He currently sits 10th in points-standings with 128; tied with Tim Wilkerson. The SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals are scheduled to take place at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway from April 12-15.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Tommy Johnson , Tim Wilkerson , Tommy Johnson Jr.