Pomona II: Tommy Johnson Jr preview

Skoal Racing Seeking to End Season With a Victory Pomona, Calif. (November 1, 2007) -- Tommy Johnson Jr. likes ending things in a positive way--the 2007 NHRA season is no exception. Twice Johnson has come close to taking home the gold in...

Skoal Racing Seeking to End Season With a Victory

Pomona, Calif. (November 1, 2007) -- Tommy Johnson Jr. likes ending things in a positive way--the 2007 NHRA season is no exception. Twice Johnson has come close to taking home the gold in the final race of the season in Pomona. This time at the Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals, he wants to get it done.

In 2005, Johnson finished Pomona 2 as the semifinalist and was the runner-up to John Force in 2002. Johnson really has experienced overall success at the Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. He qualified his Skoal Racing Funny Car number one in 2006, and he won it all at Pomona 1 in 2005.

It's been a trying year for Johnson and Skoal Racing, but there is still one race left and one more victory that is there for the taking.

"We've had a frustrating year and with the news that our team will not be with U.S. Smokeless Tobacco next season, I'm motivated even more to end the season on a high note," said Johnson. "Our entire team would like nothing more than to get a win this weekend and, at the end of the day, give everyone at Skoal Racing another trophy in 2007."

This will be Johnson's final race representing Skoal Racing in the Funny Car division. In 2008, U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company will sponsor Top Fuel dragster Larry Dixon.

-credit: sr

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Series NHRA
Drivers Larry Dixon , John Force , Tommy Johnson , Tommy Johnson Jr.