Angelle Sampey Clinches Spot in Countdown After Second Round Exit at Toyota Sonoma NHRA Nationals

SONOMA, Calif. (July 31, 2016) – Angelle Sampey drove her Star Racing/PSE Buell to the second round of eliminations before her raceday efforts were cut short. The silver lining to the weekend is that Sampey clinched her spot as the third racer to make it into the Countdown for the 2016 season. In the first round, Sampey’s No. 2 qualifying position landed her lane choice over Angie Smith. Sampey was delayed on the light at the launch but nothing could stop Sampey when she clocked in with a 6.730-second pass at 199.76 – the second quickest pass in NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle history. Sampey advanced to the second round over Smith’s slowed 6.953, 191.13. “I didn’t think it was a 73,” Sampey

Tire Shake Ends Allen Johnson’s Day Early at Sonoma Nationals in Marathon Dodge Dart

SONOMA, Calif. (July 31, 2016) – Marathon Petroleum/J&J Racing Dodge Dart Pro Stock driver Allen Johnson went to the second round of eliminations before lane conditions sealed his fate and ended his day at the 29th annual Toyota Sonoma NHRA Nationals at Sonoma Raceway. Johnson began raceday in the top half of the field from the No. 6 spot. Johnson clocked in with a stout 6.587-second pass at 209.72 mph to take the win over Aaron Strong’s 6.633, 208.71. Losing lane choice to Shane Gray by only .005-seconds second round, Johnson was put in the left lane – a decent but less preferred lane. Johnson launched and immediately went into severe tire shake and aborted the run. Johnson clocked in

Allen Johnson Has More to Show After K&N Filters Route 66 NHRA Nationals

JOLIET, Ill. (July 10, 2016) – Coming into raceday in the No. 5 position, Marathon Petroleum Co./J&J Racing Pro Stock driver Allen Johnson drove his Dodge Dart to the second round of eliminations. Johnson staged his red, white and blue racing machine in the first round with lane choice over his competition Kenny Delco. As the two got up on the two-step and let out the clutch, Johnson had .033-seconds advantage over Delco. Johnson clocked in with a 6.649-second pass at 208.91 mph over Delco’s 6.670, 207.82 and inked his name on the ladder for second round. In the second round, Johnson continued his job behind the wheel when he had .011-seconds advantage over Greg Anderson in the second

Cory Reed Scores Big Holeshot Win at K&N Filters Route 66 NHRA Nationals

JOLIET, Ill. (July 10, 2016) – Star Racing/PSE Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Cory Reed appears to be on a mission to achieve a milestone at every event he attends and this weekend at the 19th annual K&N Filters Route 66 NHRA Nationals was no different. Reed defeated LE Tonglet in the first round before bowing out to teammate Angelle Sampey in the second round. Reed came into raceday in the bottom half of the field but that never lessened his confidence in his chances in winning his first round matchup against fellow young racer LE Tonglet. Reed and Tonglet launched and it was apparent that Reed held the starting line advantage. It was his reaction time advantage that locked his first round w

Angelle Sampey Blazes to Second Final of 2016 at K&N Filters Route 66 NHRA Nationals

JOLIET, Ill. (July 10, 2016) – Angelle Sampey reached her second final round of the 2016 season this weekend at the 19th annual K&N Filters Route 66 NHRA Nationals. She took out Jim Underdahl, teammate Cory Reed, and Eddie Krawiec before she came up short against Andrew Hines in the finals. First round, Sampey had lane choice over Jim Underdahl. Angelle was telepathic on the tree with a .002 reaction time and cruised to a quick 6.868-second pass at 192.63 taking the win over Underdahl’s 6.963, 192.00. Her stout first round elapsed time gave her lane choice over her teammate Cory Reed in the second round. In the battle of the ages, the Star Racing/PSE Buell’s gave the fans a show with a

Marathon Petroleum Dodge Dart Pays Dividends for Allen Johnson in Qualifying at Route 66 Raceway

JOLIET, Ill. (July 9, 2016) – Pro Stock World Champion Allen Johnson’s team has been hitting the dyno since they arrived home from Norwalk and it translated into four consistent passes during qualifying this weekend at the K&N Filters Route 66 NHRA Nationals. Johnson promoted himself to the top half of the field in the No. 5 spot thanks to the hard work of the Marathon Petroleum/J&J Racing team and Johnson’s impeccable driving. Friday’s first session came in the late afternoon at Route 66 Raceway. The Greeneville, Tenn.-based driver clocked in with a 6.642-second pass at 208.75 mph and backed it up with a 6.620, 208.39 in prime conditions in the second qualifying run at nearly 8 p.m. Fri

Star Racing K&N Filters Route 66 NHRA Nationals Qualifying Report

JOLIET, Ill. (July 9, 2016) – Teammates Angelle Sampey and Cory Reed drove their Star Racing/Precision Service Equipment Buells consistently right down the boulevard at Route 66 Raceway during four rounds of qualifying. Sampey ended qualifying in the No. 3 spot and Reed finished No. 11 at the 19th annual K&N Filters Route 66 NHRA Nationals heading into raceday on Sunday. In Friday’s qualifying session, Sampey clocked in with a 7.023-second pass at 192.55 mph. In Friday’s night session, Sampey improved but crossed the finish line with a troubled 7.001, 193.13. Not making it into the top 12 after Friday’s two sessions, Sampey was forced to start from scratch on Saturday. In Saturday’s fi

Star Racing Race Preview: K&N Filters Route 66 NHRA Nationals

STAR RACING/PRECISION SERVICE EQUIPMENT BUELL ANGELLE SAMPEY, CORY REED RACE PREVIEW: 19TH ANNUAL K&N FILTERS ROUTE 66 NHRA NATIONALS ROUTE 66 RACEWAY JULY 8-10 Star Racing Race Preview: K&N Filters Route 66 NHRA Nationals AMERICUS, Ga. (July 5, 2016) - In just five races, Angelle Sampey and Cory Reed have shown the NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle class that they are a duo to be reckoned with. With a No. 1 qualifier and a national event win under Sampey’s belt and Reed getting his groove and starting to go rounds, the Star Racing/ Precision Service Equipment Buell team is gaining steam heading into the sixth of 16 race that will take place at Route 66 Raceway this weekend. Angelle Sampey i

Route 66 Nationals Defending Champ Allen Johnson All Set for Repeat in 2016

ALLEN JOHNSON MARATHON PETROLEUM CO./J&J RACING DODGE DART RACE PREVIEW: 19TH ANNUAL K&N FILTERS ROUTE 66 NHRA NATIONALS ROUTE 66 RACEWAY JULY 8-10 Route 66 Nationals Defending Champ Allen Johnson All Set for Repeat in 2016 GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (July 5, 2016) – Marathon Petroleum Corporation/J&J Racing Pro Stock driver Allen Johnson rocketed his Dodge Dart to the final round at the Route 66 NHRA Nationals just one year ago. As he approaches the 13th of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, Johnson is looking forward to letting his presence be known as the defending Route 66 NHRA Nationals Pro Stock winner. With two weeks since their last race in Norwalk, Ohio, Johnson ex

Rookie of the Year Contender Cory Reed's Two Wheel Experience Off Asphalt, Secret Weapon in Ange

AMERICUS, Ga. (July 3, 2016) – Cory Reed is one of the new young faces in the NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle class. The 23-year-old former professional motocross racer is turning heads with his quick progression in the class and much of it can be attributed to the experience of the Star Racing team and his 3x Pro Stock Motorcycle World Champion teammate Angelle Sampey. Reed is the son of Jim and Annie Whiteley. Jim is a World Champion in Top Alcohol Dragster who now races in the highly unpredictable Pro Mod class and Cory’s mom is a very successful Top Alcohol Funny Car driver and was the 2012 West Region Top Alcohol Funny Car Champion in her rookie season. The Whiteley’s company J&A Services i

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