Chris McGaha Relaxed for Second Go-Round at K&N Horsepower Challenge

ODESSA, T.X. (March 29, 2016) – The fourth of 24 events on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series brings Chris McGaha and his Harlow Sammons team to The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. In his second year in the K&N Horsepower Challenge, McGaha feels more relaxed and ready to perform now that he knows what’s to be expected. McGaha propelled himself into the K&N Horsepower Challenge for the first time last season. In 2015, he was in the No. 6 slot for the shoot-out race and this year has jumped up to the No. 4 spot which will grant him lane choice over Drew Skillman in the first round of the bonus race. “I’m excited because we qualified better than we did last year,” confessed McGaha

Allen Johnson Bets on Lucky 13 for the K&N Horsepower Challenge

GREENEVILLE, T.N. (March 29, 2016) – Marathon Petroleum Corporation/J&J Racing Pro Stock driver Allen Johnson makes the trip west for the 17th annual DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals and will also be competing in the prestigious K&N Horsepower Challenge for the thirteenth time in his career. After a semifinal appearance just a few weeks ago at the AMALIE Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, Johnson feels the team left Gainesville Raceway with gained knowledge and high spirits. “We left Gainesville with a little bit of momentum after going to the semis,” said Johnson. “Hopefully we can go to Las Vegas and start out right where we need to be. We struggled to make a good run until the final r

Allen Johnson Drives to First Semifinal Round of 2016 Season

Gainesville, Florida (March 20, 2016) – Marathon Petroleum Corporation/J&J Racing Pro Stock driver Allen Johnson drove his Dodge Dart GT all the way to the semifinal round at the 47th annual AMALIE Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. Johnson entered raceday in the No. 7 spot and had lane choice over 2x Pro Stock Champion Erica Enders. Johnson left the line with a slight reaction time advantage over the champ and crossed the finish line with a 6.634-second pass at 208.97 mph over Enders’ 6.639, 208.65. “Anytime you can be the fastest Dodge on raceday and beat the world champ in round one is a big day,” chimed Johnson. In the second round, Johnson had a matchup against Bo Butner. Johnson h

Star Racing Race Report: Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals

Gainesville, Florida (March 20, 2016) – Angelle Sampey and Cory Reed had a race weekend of highs and lows on their Precision Service Equipment(PSE)/Star Racing Buells at the 47th annual AMALIE Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. Rookie of the Year Contender Reed did not make the tough 16 motorcycle field after four rounds of qualifying while Sampey found herself in the top half of the field going into raceday. With Reed on the starting line supporting his teammate, Sampey began raceday with lane choice over Jim Underdahl. Sampey clocked in with a 6.956-second pass at 197.19 mph but turned on the red light by .002-thousandths of a second and handed over the win to Underdahl. “The bike bogged

Marathon Petroleum’s Allen Johnson Enters Gatornationals Raceday in Top Half

Gainesville, Florida (March 19, 2016) – Marathon Petroleum/J&J Racing Pro Stock racer Allen Johnson continued his consistency in the Pro Stock category with repeated 6.66-second passes throughout qualifying but really shined in the final run before raceday when he jumped up the ladder with a 6.628-second pass at 207.91 mph landing him in the No. 7 spot. Still learning new ways to advance their ET with the fuel injection, Johnson and his Dodge Dart GT are on an upward motion to conquering the new rule changes in the class. Battling the threat of weather all of Friday, Johnson knew they needed to capitalize on the runs they did get when weather permitted. In Friday’s first session, Johnson

Star Racing Qualifying Report: Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals

Gainesville, Florida (March 19, 2016) – The Precision Service Equipment (PSE)/Star Racing team had a bittersweet result from qualifying at the 47th annual AMALIE Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. Three-time Pro Stock Motorcycle Champion Angelle Sampey qualified No. 5 but her teammate and rookie Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Cory Reed missed the field by a very close .012-thousandths of a second. On Friday’s first session, Reed set the tone with a quick 6.933-second pass at 191.40 mph. Sampey clocked in with a 8.629, 98.03 after having engine trouble. “The bike decided to eat the piston and put it through the exhaust pipe that first run,” said Sampey. “It literally threw me into the windshiel

Allen Johnson Taking East Coast Race Debut As Clean Slate

GREENEVILLE, T.N. (February 22, 2016) – The debut East Coast race bringsAllen Johnson and his Marathon Petroleum Corporation/J&J Racing Dodge Dart GT to Gainesville Raceway this weekend for the 47th annual AMALIE Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. With early exits at the first two events of the season, the Marathon team is ready to move forward while learning all they can about the new fuel injection systems and translate it into round wins. “Gainesville is one of my favorite tracks,” said Johnson. “This race is kind of the coming out race for us on the East Coast and there’s a lot of Pro Stock fans out there.” Johnson and his team plan to spend several days testing at Brandenton Motorsp

Chris McGaha Reaches Pro Stock Final at CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Nationals

CHRIS MCGAHA HARLOW SAMMONS CHEVROLET CAMARO RACE REPORT: 32ND ANNUAL CARQUEST AUTO PARKS NHRA NATIONALS WILD HORSE PASS MOTORSPORTS PARK FEBRUARY 26-28, 2016 CHANDLER, Arizona (February 28, 2016) – Chris McGaha and his Harlow Sammons Pro Stock Chevrolet Camaro reached their first final round of the 2016 season as a result of impressive driving and finessed tune-ups at the CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Nationals. McGaha began raceday in the No. 5 position and had lane choice over Joey Grose. Grose turned on the red light at the hit and McGaha took the win with a 6.634-second pass at 209.14 mph, his fastest pass of the weekend thus far. For second round, McGaha had lane choice over Deric Kr

Allen Johnson Race Report CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Nationals

ALLEN JOHNSON MARATHON PETROLEUM CO./J&J RACING DODGE DART RACE REPORT: 32ND ANNUAL CARQUEST AUTO PARKS NHRA NATIONALS WILD HORSE PASS MOTORSPORTS PARK FEBRUARY 26-28, 2016 CHANDLER, Arizona (February 28, 2016) – Allen Johnson and his Marathon Petroleum Corporation/J&J Racing Pro Stock Dodge Dart GT made solid runs throughout qualifying but was thwarted by bad luck in the first round of eliminations at the CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Nationals amidst trying to battle the learning curve of the new fuel injection system. Johnson began qualifying in the No. 4 spot. Being in the top half of the field going into raceday guaranteed lane choice over Deric Kramer in the first roundon Sunday. Joh

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