Star Racing Race Report: Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals

STAR RACING/PRECISION SERVICE EQUIPMENT ANGELLE SAMPEY, CORY REED RACE REPORT: 10TH ANNUAL SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT NHRA NATIONALS JUNE 24-26 SUMMIT MOTORSPORTS PARK Star Racing Race Report: Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals NORWALK, Ohio (June 26, 2016) – Star Racing/Precision Service Equipment riders Angelle Sampey and Cory Reed celebrated their best weekend yet since joining forces at the beginning of 2016. Reed got his first career win and Sampey reached her third semifinal round in 2016. Semifinal Round Appearance for Sampey in Norwalk Angelle Sampey reached the semifinal round at the 10th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals after taking out Steve Johnson and M

Allen Johnson’s Saturday Night Teardown Leads To Sunday Round Win

ALLEN JOHNSON MARATHON PETROLEUM/J&J RACING DODGE DART RACE REPORT: 10TH ANNUAL SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT NHRA NATIONALS SUMMIT MOTORSPORTS PARK JUNE 24-26 Allen Johnson’s Saturday Night Teardown Leads to Sunday Round Win NORWALK, Ohio (June 26, 2016) – Marathon Petroleum/J&J Racing Pro Stock driver Allen Johnson took his Dodge Dart to the second round of eliminations after qualifying in the bottom half of the field in the No. 13 spot. Coming into raceday in the bottom half of the field was unfamiliar territory for the Greeneville, Tenn.-based driver. With a first round matchup against Bo Butner, Johnson knew a good reaction time would be a big part of guaranteeing him a win into later

Allen Johnson Looking To Turn Struggles Into Success At Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals

ALLEN JOHNSON MARATHON PETROLEUM/J&J RACING DODGE DART QUALIFYING REPORT: 10TH ANNUAL SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT NHRA NATIONALS SUMMIT MOTORSPORTS PARK JUNE 24-26 Allen Johnson Looking to Turn Struggles into Success at Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals NORWALK, Ohio (June 25, 2016) – Pro Stock World Champion Allen Johnson experienced trials and tribulations during qualifying at the 10th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals but has the fighting spirit to win from the No. 13 spot on Sunday at Summit Motorsports Park. In Friday’s first session, Johnson aborted the run about 100 feet out and coasted to the finish line with a 19.134-second pass at 71.31 mph. Johnson bounced back

Star Racing’s Sampey And Reed Both Reach Top Half Of Field After Qualifying

STAR RACING/PRECISION SERVICE EQUIPMENT ANGELLE SAMPEY, CORY REED QUALIFYING REPORT: 10TH ANNUAL SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT NHRA NATIONALS JUNE 24-26 SUMMIT MOTORSPORTS PARK Star Racing’s Sampey and Reed Both Reach Top Half of Field After Qualifying NORWALK, Ohio (June 25, 2016) - The Star Racing/Precision Service Equipment duo of Angelle Sampey and Cory Reed had their best outing yet during qualifying at the 10th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals. After four rounds of qualifying, Sampey qualified No. 6 and Reed was close behind with his career best No. 7 starting position. Angelle Sampey Translates Struggles in Qualifying to Top Half Entry into Sunday Coming off her win in Eng

Allen Johnson Approaches Four in a Row Conclusion with Optimism

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (June 22, 2016) – After an earlier than planned exit at the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals last weekend, Pro Stock driver Allen Johnson is ready to get back up on the wheel and take top honors this weekend at the 10th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals. Johnson won the K&N Horsepower Challenge back in 2008 when the bonus race was contested in Norwalk, Ohio before moving to The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Johnson also has battled his way to the final round twice in 2010 and 2013 and is ready to seal the deal this weekend at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park. “Our Marathon Petroleum/J&J Racing team really likes going to Norwalk,” Johnson said. “

Star Racing Race Preview: Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals

STAR RACING/PRECISION SERVICE EQUIPMENT ANGELLE SAMEPY, CORY REEED RACE PREVIEW: 10TH ANNUAL SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT NHRA NATIONALS SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT MOTORSPORTS PARK JUNE 23-26 Star Racing Race Preview: Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals AMERICUS, Ga. (June 22, 2016) – Star Racing/Precision Service Equipment Pro Stock Buell racers Angelle Sampey and Cory Reed make their way to the 10th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals this weekend for their fifth of 16 races in 2016. After a very successful Englishtown where Sampey brought home the hardware, Star Racing experienced the boost of confidence they need in order to make the rest of their season just as successful. Fift

Chris McGaha Launching Full Force into Eastern Swing

CHRIS MCGAHA HARLOW SAMMONS CHEVROLET CAMARO EVENT PREVIEW: FOURTH ANNUAL NHRA NEW ENGLAND NATIONALS NEW ENGLAND DRAGWAY JUNE 3-5 Chris McGaha Launching Full Force into Eastern Swing ODESSA, Tex. (June 1, 2016) – Harlow Sammons Pro Stock driver Chris McGaha embarks on a tenacious four races in a row starting this weekend at the Fourth annual NHRA New England Nationals. Nicknamed the “Eastern Swing”, racers travel to Epping, New Hampshire, followed by Englishtown, Bristol, and Norwalk. With a lot of potential qualifying and round win points available, McGaha hopes to make the most of each time down the track and skyrocket himself to the winner circle. Just one year ago, McGaha nabbed t

Win Not in the Cards for Hometown Allen Johnson

BRISTOL, Tenn. (June 19, 2016) – Allen Johnson came into raceday at the 16th annual NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals with positive vibes from friends and family but he unfortunately came up short in the second round to Jeg Coughlin. In the first round, Johnson clocked in with a 6.695-second pass at 207.59 mph and took the win over Alex Laughlin’s 6.760, 206.29. Johnson came into second round with lane choice over 5x Pro Stock World Champion Jeg Coughlin. Johnson and Coughlin had almost identical reaction times with only .003-seconds separating the two competitors. Johnson ran a 6.971, 167.32 after shoving in the clutch down track when he made a sharp move out of the groove and towards the

Allen Johnson Thunders to the No. 6 Spot in the Valley

BRISTOL, Tenn. (June 18, 2016) – Marathon Petroleum/J&J Racing Pro Stock driver Allen Johnson returned to his home track, Bristol Dragway, for the 16th annual NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals and qualified in the No. 6 spot. Johnson will race Alex Laughlin in the first round of eliminations on Sunday. In the first session of qualifying, Johnson set the tone with a 6.726-second pass at 205.47 mph. After a late evening rain delay, the Marathon team came back at nearly 9:30 p.m. to make their second pass in front of the spectacular fans at Bristol Dragway. Johnson made a big improvement with a 6.708, 204.66. On Saturday, Johnson approached the burnout as he does on any other pass and came up

Harlow Sammon’s Chris McGaha Hoping for Father’s Day Turnaround at Bristol

ODESSA, Tex. (June 15, 2016) – Pro Stock driver Chris McGaha makes his way to the 16th annual NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals this weekend to compete for the Pro Stock event title at Bristol Dragway. Just one short year ago, McGaha saw himself in the second final round of his career at this race. Although he runnered up at Bristol in 2015, his season went on to be his most successful yet with three wins in Sonoma, Seattle, and Reading. Father’s Day holds a lot of importance in the Harlow Sammons pit area. Not only will Chris’ children Mason and Berkley be in attendance with wife Holly, Chris’ father Lester works with him on his Pro Stock operation every race on tour. With the third race in

Pro Stock Champ Allen Johnson on Home Turf for Father’s Day in Bristol

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (June 15, 2016) – Marathon Petroleum Corporation/J&J Racing Pro Stock driver Allen Johnson heads to Bristol Dragway this weekend for the 16th annual NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals. Johnson hopes that being at his home track will be the edge he needs in order to bring home his first win of 2016. This weekend’s race is very special to the Johnson family because raceday falls on Father’s Day. Roy and Allen Johnson have been a massive part of Bristol Dragway’s history since Roy started racing back in the 1970’s. In 2010, Roy came out of driving retirement after 30 years when he brought out his Mopar Challenger Drag Pak at Bristol; he qualified No. 1 in Stock Eliminator and a

Rookie Cory Reed Continues to Forge Path to Success

ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. (June 12, 2016) – Cory Reed qualified for his second race of his career at the 47th annual NHRA Summernationals this weekend on his Star Racing/Precision Service Equipment Buell. Reed came into raceday in the No. 15 spot and had a first round matchup against Jerry Savoie. Reed gave Savoie his best shot when he clocked in with a 6.933-second pass at 191.76 mph – his fastest pass of the weekend. Although he ran his weekend’s best elapsed time, he lost his race at the starting line when he went .006-thousandths red. Quicker than it takes you to blink your eyes, Reed was ready to give Savoie a killer reaction time in hopes of getting the starting line advantage over Savoie t

Early Exit at NHRA Summernationals Leaves Allen Johnson with Lessons Learned

Englishtown, N.J. (June 12, 2016) – Allen Johnson drove his Marathon Petroleum/J&J Racing Dodge Dart to the second round of competition today at the 47th annual NHRA Summernationals by defeated Alex Laughlin in the first round. Johnson qualified No. 5 after four rounds of qualifying at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park. Being on the top half of the ladder gave Johnson lane choice over Alex Laughlin. In the first round of eliminations, Johnson pulled the chutes at the finish line with a 6.688-second pass at 208.88 mph over Laughlin’s close 6.698, 209.33. In the second round, Johnson left the starting line and went into quick tire shake. Trying to recover, Johnson shifted into the next ge

Angelle Sampey Brings Home Win at NHRA Summernationals for Daughter Ava

ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. (June 12, 2016) – Angelle Sampey outdrove the entire NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle class on her way to the winner circle at the 47th annual NHRA Summernationals. In her 70th final round of her career, Sampey wanted to hoist the Wally at the end of the day for her Star Racing/Precision Service Equipment team but most importantly, her daughter Ava. Sampey qualified No. 5 and had a first round matchup against Michael Ray. With lane choice, Sampey crossed the finish line with a 6.836-seconds at 196.62 mph against Ray’s 7.070, 162.08. Her 6.836-second pass was the quickest elapsed time for the first round in the highly competitive motorcycle class. Second round, Sampey had lan

Star Racing NHRA Summernationals Qualifying Report

ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. (June 11, 2016) – Star Racing/Precision Service Equipment riders Angelle Sampey and Cory Reed both qualified for the very competitive NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle field at the 47th annual NHRA Summernationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park. Sampey finished qualifying No. 5 and Reed ended up in the No. 15 spot. Angelle Sampey Hoping Top Half Qualifying Efforts Leads to Winner Circle In Friday’s session, Sampey clocked in with a 6.804-seconds at 196.56 mph. Shooting her straight up to the No. 3 spot, Sampey collected 1 bonus point for that run. In Friday’s night session, she ran a solid 6.837, 196.67. On Saturday, track and weather conditions changed drastically. In the

Marathon Petroleum’s Allen Johnson Steady Through NHRA Summernationals Qualifying

ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. (June 11, 2016) – Allen Johnson drove his Marathon Petroleum/J&J Racing Dodge Dart to the number five spot after four rounds of qualifying at the 47th annual NHRA Summernationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park. Johnson arrived on Friday and prepared to hit the track for the first qualifying session just a few hours later. Johnson started his Dodge Dart in the first session and NHRA officials shut him off because they had to do some more work on the track before they could proceed. Johnson was pushed back and when he went to re-fire the engine, a mechanical issue caused the car to not reignite. The Marathon Petroleum team regrouped and came back in Friday’s night ses

Star Racing: Next Stop, Englishtown

AMERICUS, Ga. (June 7, 2016) – The Star Racing/ Precision Service Equipment duo of Angelle Sampey and Cory Reed make their way to Old Bridge Township Raceway Park this weekend for the 47th annual NHRA Summernationals. At their last event in Atlanta, Sampey went to the semifinal round after qualifying in the No. 1 spot and Reed qualified for his first event in his rookie season. With that momentum, Star Racing is ready to hit this New Jersey-based track and keep making strides to the winner circle. Cory Reed: Reached First Milestone in Atlanta, Ready for More in Englishtown In any rookie racer’s mind, qualifying for their first national event in the NHRA is a huge accomplishment especially

Pro Stock Champion Allen Johnson in the Groove for Englishtown

ALLEN JOHNSON MARATHON PETROLEUM/J&J RACING DODGE DART EVENT PREVIEW: 47TH ANNUAL NHRA SUMMERNATIONALS OLD BRIDGE TOWNSHIP RACEWAY PARK JUNE 10-12 Pro Stock Champion Allen Johnson in the Groove for Englishtown GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (June 7, 2016) – The Eastern Swing can present its challenges with four races back-to-back but with a final round appearance just a few days ago at the rain-delayed NHRA New England Nationals, Marathon Petroleum’s Allen Johnson got in an early groove that was exactly what he was hoping for. Johnson plans to take that momentum to the 47th annual NHRA Summernationals this weekend and go one step further than Epping - straight to the winner circle. “Englishtown i

Allen Johnson Catapults to First Final Round of 2016 with Good Luck Angel on his Side at New England

EPPING, N.H. (June 6, 2016) – The Fourth annual NHRA New England Nationals quickly became the affectionately known “Monday Nationals” at New England Dragway when Mother Nature caused raceday on Sunday to be postponed to Monday. Although the weather delayed raceday action, Allen Johnson and his Marathon Petroleum/J&J Racing team took out Chris McGaha, Vincent Nobile, and Shane Gray on their way to the final round today in Epping. After qualifying No. 6, Johnson had lane choice over No. 9 Chris McGaha. At the launch, Johnson had .015-seconds advantage over McGaha and carried that advantage all the way to the finish line with a 6.639-second pass at 208.20 mph over McGaha’s 6.653, 208.71.

Allen Johnson Embarks on his 465th Raceday Start at NHRA New England Nationals

Allen Johnson Embarks on his 465th Raceday Start at NHRA New England Nationals EPPING, N.H. (June 4, 2016) – Pro Stock driver Allen Johnson arrived at the Northeastern New England Dragway this weekend with some serious momentum on his side. His continued consistency has made him a major threat to the competition and his Marathon Petroleum Corporation/J&J Racing Dodge Dart team is the top contender to take out the current leaders of the class, KB Racing. Friday’s first session for the Marathon Petroleum Corporation/J&J Racing team resulted in a 6.635-second pass at 209.46 mph. Johnson came back in Friday’s night session and bettered his positioning with a stout 6.593, 209.20. On Saturda

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