Fast Facts on Kurt Johnson's Chicago Win & ESPN Rebroadcast Information The following are a few facts on Kurt Johnson and the ACDelco Chevy Cobalt Pro Stock Racing team's dramatic win in this past weekend's Carquest Auto Parts NHRA Nationals in...
Fast Facts on Kurt Johnson's Chicago Win & ESPN Rebroadcast Information
The following are a few facts on Kurt Johnson and the ACDelco Chevy Cobalt Pro Stock Racing team's dramatic win in this past weekend's Carquest Auto Parts NHRA Nationals in Joliet, IL:
ESPN2 to rebroadcast Sunday's final eliminations from Joliet: ESPN2 will re-air their coverage of this weekend's final eliminations at Route 66 Raceway from 3:00 -- 5:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 14.
This was the 34th NHRA national event win of Kurt Johnson's career, which ties him for fourth on the all-time Pro Stock's winner's list with Jeg Coughlin. Kurt's father, six-time NHRA Pro Stock champion Warren Johnson has 96 career wins to lead the category.
This was Kurt's second win at Route 66 Raceway. KJ's previous win in Joliet came in 2003, when he defeated Jeg Coughlin in the final.
This was KJ's second win of the year. He has now recorded multiple national event wins in 10 of his 14 years in NHRA Pro Stock competition.
This was Kurt's sixth win from the sixth starting position. Ironically, his other 2006 win in Las Vegas, NV also came from the sixth spot.
This was Kurt Johnson's 64th career final round appearance, third of the 2006 season and his second final at Route 66 Raceway.
By making it to the final in Joliet, KJ appeared in back-to-back final rounds for the 12th time in his career, having scored a runner-up finish in Topeka, KS two weeks ago. In addition, he has gone to three consecutive finals on one occasion (1999 Phoenix-Gainesville-Houston), and four straight finals twice (most recently in 2005).
KJ's 6.646-second elapsed time in the final round against Greg Anderson was a career best, eclipsing his previous mark of 6.663 seconds, recorded last October in Dallas, TX, by almost two hundredths of a second.
Johnson's performance propelled him to fourth in the POWERade Championship Standings, a remarkable turnaround from his 17th position following the ACDelco Gatornationals in Gainesville, FL.