Memphis: Tommy Johnson Jr preview

Tommy Johnson Jr. Looking Forward to Getting Back on Track Memphis, Tenn., September 12, 2007 -- Skoal Racing's Funny Car driver Tommy Johnson Jr. is coming off the most time he gets to spend at home all season and is hoping this will give...

Tommy Johnson Jr. Looking Forward to Getting Back on Track

Memphis, Tenn., September 12, 2007 -- Skoal Racing's Funny Car driver Tommy Johnson Jr. is coming off the most time he gets to spend at home all season and is hoping this will give his season a boost towards a strong finish. He is seeking a solid performance from his Skoal Racing Chevy Impala as he heads to Memphis, TN for the 2007 O'Reilly Mid-South Nationals at the Memphis Motorsports Park.

While in Indianapolis, he faced off against some of the best Funny Car drivers the NHRA had to offer in the Skoal Showdown, and won his first round battle against John Force. Johnson was bested by the Showdown's eventual winner, Jack Beckman, but continues to look forward to coming out on top in the next race, as all great racers do.

"Our first round win over John Force in the Skoal Showdown was outstanding, especially after getting runner-up to him in the final last year," said Johnson. "We had some issues when the weather conditions were best, so it was virtually impossible for us to get qualified during the hotter conditions. We put a lot of hours in at the shop to get things figured out with our car for the Mid-South Nationals, and I expect different results at Memphis where I have won in both Top Fuel and Funny Car."

-credit: srt

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Series NHRA
Drivers John Force , Tommy Johnson , Jack Beckman , Tommy Johnson Jr.