Team Mopar Driver Allen Johnson Looks for Next Victory at Shuck's Auto Supply NHRA Nationals 0x2022 Allen Johnson stats 0x2022 Shuck's Auto Supply NHRA Nationals Center Line, Mich. -- After an impressive Finals appearance at last weekend's ...
Team Mopar Driver Allen Johnson Looks for Next Victory at Shuck's Auto Supply NHRA Nationals
0x2022 Allen Johnson stats 0x2022 Shuck's Auto Supply NHRA Nationals
Center Line, Mich. -- After an impressive Finals appearance at last weekend's Mopar0x00ae Mile-High NHRA Nationals, Team Mopar driver Allen Johnson is ready to score victory at the Shuck's Auto Supply NHRA Nationals. The event will be held at Pacific Raceways in Kent, Wash. (near Seattle) from July 18-20.
POWERade Pro Stocker Johnson dominated the 2007 Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals claiming the No. 1 qualifier award and then winning the race outright in the Finals. He followed up that win with a Finals round appearance at Seattle last year. This year he's hoping to reverse his fortunes in the NHRA's Western Swing in Mopar/J&J Racing Dodge Stratus R/T.
"I feel like we should have won Seattle last year, and this year we're running as strong if not stronger so we should be in a position to qualify in the top two or three and have a chance to win the race," said the Greeneville, Tenn., native and longtime Team Mopar hotshoe.
Much in the same way he did last year, Johnson and his Mopar/J&J Racing team is coming on strong during the NHRA's Western Swing.
"I think it's just the time of year that we sort of start getting our game plan going and we start to gel," said Johnson. "It's the right time of year to do that. We're a lot better in the points standings now than we were going into Seattle last year so this year maybe we can make a run and get up there in the top three exiting the Western Swing.
After winning the $50,000 K&N Horsepower Challenge at the NHRA's Norwalk event on June 26 and the Full Throttle Pit Crew event award at the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals, Johnson says his team is displaying the kind of performance they need to win.
"We're really consistent qualifying and we qualify well in the top half and we've parlayed that into race day, so now we can get on with it," Johnson said.