POMONA, Calif. (November 15, 2016) – The 2016 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series has come to a close for Allen Johnson and the Marathon Petroleum/J&J Racing team as of last night’s annual NHRA championship award ceremony.
Despite a first round loss this past weekend in Pomona, the 2016 season has seen many highlights for the Marathon Petroleum/J&J Racing team. The Adam Hornberger and Roy Johnson-led team has qualified in the top half of the field at 16 events and their brighte
POMONA, Calif. (November 15, 2016) – Harlow Sammons Chevrolet Camaro Pro Stock driver Chris McGaha’s 2016 season has been one to remember. Despite the drastic rule changes ranging from shorter wheelie bars to electronic fuel-injection, McGaha had countless victories this season as a driver and the crew chief of his own racing operation.
While the beginning of the year was filled with a lot of unknowns on how the Pro Stock cars would perform after the rule changes, McGaha j
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (November 15 2016) – Cory Reed nabbed top honors at the NHRA Banquet last night when he was named the Auto Club Road to the Future Rookie of the Year for 2016. Reed was the top rookie competitor in the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series and was awarded a $20,000 prize along with a trophy at the annual NHRA championship award ceremony at Hollywood’s Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland.
“I watched a lot of you in this room when I was a kid going to the r
POMONA, Calif. (November 13, 2016) – It was an overall great raceday for the PSE/Star Racing team of Cory Reed and Angelle Sampey. Sampey went all the way to the finals but unfortunately, Reed came up short in the first round.
In the first round, No. 13 Reed faced up against No. 4 Andrew Hines. Reed clocked in with an uncharacteristic 7.152-second pass at 188.10 mph; Hines’ 6.880, 194.52 advanced to the next round.
No. 5 Sampey had her first round matchup against Scotty
POMONA, Calif. (November 12, 2016) – Marathon Petroleum/J&J Racing Dodge Dart Pro Stock driver Allen Johnson qualified No. 10 after four rounds of qualifying at the 52nd annual Auto Club NHRA Finals.
On Friday, Johnson opened up qualifying in his Marathon Petroleum/J&J Racing Dodge Dart with a 6.612-second pass at 209.83 mph. He came back in the second session on Friday afternoon and jumped up the ladder when he crossed the finish line with an improved 6.601, 209.14.
POMONA, Calif. (November 12, 2016) – A&J Furniture Manufacturing Pro Stock driver Aaron Strong had ups and downs during qualifying at the 52nd annual Auto Club NHRA Finals but by the end of the fourth qualifying session, he was able to get his Chevrolet Camaro into the field in the No. 14 spot.
Strong has been fighting unknown gremlins the last three events but he flew out early this weekend in hopes of finding out what was wrong with the car. On Friday, Strong had big tir
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (November 8, 2016) – With the 2017 season on the horizon, teammates Cory Reed and Angelle Sampey have announced their highly-anticipated plans for next year. It was announced in September that Reed was starting his own team in 2017 and three-time Pro Stock Motorcycle World Champion Sampey would be joining him as team manager and the second rider on his team.
Team Liberty Racing will run Victory-manufactured motorcycles and are currently working out det
AUBURN, Wash. (November 8, 2016) – It’s the final race of the 2016 Mello Yello Drag Racing season and it seems that Pro Stock’s Aaron Strong is returning to Auto Club Raceway at Pomona with a calmer presence than he did in February. Competing at the 52nd annual Auto Club NHRA Finals is a prestigious honor and it also serves as Strong’s sponsor, A&J Furniture Manufacturing’s home track.
“Pomona is A&J Furniture Manufacturing’s home track,” Strong said. “They’re from Lynwood
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (November 7, 2016) – Marathon Petroleum/J&J Racing Pro Stock driver Allen Johnson returns to Auto Club Raceway at Pomona this weekend for the last race of the season. It’s hard to believe the Marathon Petroleum team was here nine months ago for the season opening race and Johnson is ready to defend his title as the Auto Club NHRA Finals Pro Stock winner after taking home the win at the end of the 2015 season.
23 races and one national event win this far
LAS VEGAS (October 31st, 2016) – Shane Tucker staged his Auzmet Architectural Chevrolet Camaro during eliminations for the last time in 2016 this past weekend at the 16th annual NHRA Las Vegas Nationals. Although he had an early exit in the first round, Tucker is full steam ahead towards the off season and preparing for 2017.
Tucker qualified No. 15 and raced Drew Skillman in the first round. Tucker had a .016-thousandths light over Skillman’s .041 reaction time and the Au