Memphis: Tommy Johnson Jr final report

JOHNSON JR. RECORDS SEMI-FINAL FINISH IN MEMPHIS Solid Showing for the SKOAL Racing Team Leading Into Dallas Tommy Johnson Jr. and the SKOAL Racing team posted a semifinal finish this weekend at the 20th annual O'Reilly Mid-South NHRA Nationals...

JOHNSON JR. RECORDS SEMI-FINAL FINISH IN MEMPHIS
Solid Showing for the SKOAL Racing Team Leading Into Dallas

Tommy Johnson Jr. and the SKOAL Racing team posted a semifinal finish this weekend at the 20th annual O'Reilly Mid-South NHRA Nationals at Memphis Motorsports Park.

Seeded third in the Funny Car division this weekend, Johnson a former winner at this event in Top Fuel, raced to a 5.29 finish in the first round to defeat Kenny Bernstein (6.74). Johnson then recorded a 5.536 finish in round two to oust Ron Capps (5.994) to advance to the semi-finals against Gary Scelzi.

In the semis, Scelzi's pass of 4.908 was lowest of the round, besting Johnson and the SKOAL Racing team. Scelzi defeated Jack Beckman in the finals to capture the Funny Car division.

Johnson's wife Melanie Troxel (4.728) recorded her second win of the season in Top Fuel competition, defeating Doug Hebert (4.901) in the final round.

Johnson and the rest of the NHRA stars make their way to Dallas next weekend for the O'Reilly NHRA Fall Nationals presented by Castrol Syntec.

-credit: tj/sr

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Series NHRA
Drivers Kenny Bernstein , Ron Capps , Gary Scelzi , Tommy Johnson , Jack Beckman , Melanie Troxel , Tommy Johnson Jr.