Shane Tucker Travels Across the Globe for Pinnacle of NHRA Drag Racing

GOLD COAST, Australia (August 30, 2017) – Australian Pro Stock fan-favorite Shane Tucker has made his way to the United States once again to compete at the 63rd annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals this weekend at Lucas Oil Raceway. “The U.S. Nationals is obviously one of the most prestigious races in North America,” Tucker said. “When you’re someone that isn’t from the states, you look to North America to be the pinnacle and this race is always a big deal for us. We’re very fortunate to be able to race the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals again this year.” Tucker’s Auzmet Architectural Chevrolet Camaro made laps at the test session at zMAX Dragway on Monday but Shane was no

Team Liberty Racing Quick Facts, Race Stats, and Notes: U.S. Nationals

CORDELE, Ga. (August 29, 2017) – In the last race of the regular season, Team Liberty Racing’s Cory Reed and Angelle Sampey plan on using the 63rd Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals as the catalyst to get them into the top ten in points so they can contend for the championship at the end of the 2017 season. Cory Reed at the U.S. Nationals Reed clinched his spot in the Countdown to the Championship for the first time in his career in 2016 Went to his first career semifinals at Indy event after defeating Steve Johnson and teammate Angelle Sampey in 2016 Qualified No. 8 at last year’s event – his third top-half qualifying position of his young start in Pro Stock Motorcycle Quotable: “I had t

Harlow Sammons’ Chris McGaha Steadfast in Defending U.S. Nationals Title

ODESSA, Tex. (August 29, 2017) – 2016’s Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals was special for two specific reasons for Chris McGaha: it was his fifth anniversary of his Pro Stock debut and on that fifth-year anniversary, he inked his name as a U.S. Nationals winner in Pro Stock. This year, McGaha only has his eyes on defending his title as they head to the biggest race on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing tour. “Winning Indy last season was a huge confidence booster to our season and I’m hoping this year is the same,” McGaha said. “We haven’t run a full season this year but it’s nice to know our performance while we were out there has been good enough to keep us in the top ten going into th

Allen Johnson Equipped to Suit Up for Successful U.S. Nationals

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (August 29, 2017) – The biggest race of the year is upon Allen Johnson and the Marathon Petroleum/J&J Racing Team. Johnson reached his first U.S. Nationals final round last year and is hoping to take it one step further this season and bring home the win to Greeneville, Tennessee. Johnson is No. 9 in the Pro Stock point standings and will be fighting to keep his name in the top ten and clinch his spot in the NHRA Countdown to the Championship this weekend at Lucas Oil Raceway. “We had the win within our grasp last year,” Johnson said. “To win Indy is very special for anybody and I hope our high qualifying gains from Brainerd will carry us to a great performance this

Team Marathon Petroleum/J&J Racing Recap: Brainerd NHRA Nationals

BRAINERD, Minn. (August 20, 2017) – Allen Johnson took his Marathon Petroleum/J&J Racing Dodge Dart to the quarterfinals at the 36th annual NHRA Nationals this weekend at Brainerd International Raceway after earning a season-high No. 3 qualifying position. In the first round, Johnson staged up against Mark Hogan. Johnson was awarded a bye-run and clocked in with a 6.641-second pass at 207.11 mph when Hogan suffered mechanical issues at the starting line and was unable to stage. “I didn’t realize anything was wrong with Mark [Hogan],” Johnson admitted. “I just thought he was taking his time to stage until Mike Gittings [NHRA Chief Starter] told me I had a single.” Second round, the G

Team Liberty Racing Event Recap: Brainerd NHRA Nationals

BRAINERD, Minn. (August 20, 2017) – In the second to last race before the Countdown to the Championship, Team Liberty Racing’s Cory Reed and Angelle Sampey battled it out in hopes of earning valuable points to get them closer to the top ten. In the first round, No. 13 Cory Reed staged up against No. 3 Scotty Pollacheck in the first round. Without lane choice, Reed was able to out-power his competition when he clocked in with a 6.944-second pass at 190.03 mph over Pollacheck’s 6.960, 191.54; the first round win marked Reed’s first round win of the 2017 season. Sampey qualified No. 9 and had a first round matchup against No. 8 Andrew Hines. Sampey launched and then her PSE/Team Liberty R

Team Liberty Racing Qualifying Report: Brainerd NHRA Nationals

Team Liberty Racing Qualifying Report: Brainerd NHRA Nationals BRAINERD, Minn. (August 19, 2017) – It has been a very trying weekend for the Team Liberty Racing duo of Cory Reed and Angelle Sampey at the 36th annual NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway but their faith in their team’s performance has never wavered through the challenges. On Friday, Cory Reed experienced engine trouble when his PSE/Team Liberty Racing Victory Magnum shut off before the finish line and he coasted to a 9.215-second pass at 94.07 mph. Angelle Sampey followed the next pair and succumbed to shifting issues and clocked in with a 7.492, 167.68 mph. Realizing they hurt both of their engines in the first

Allen Johnson Captures Attention in Qualifying, Starts No. 3 at Brainerd NHRA Nationals

Allen Johnson Captures Attention in Qualifying, Starts No. 3 at Brainerd NHRA Nationals BRAINERD, Minn. (August 19, 2017) – After four rounds of competitive qualifying, Allen Johnson catapulted the Marathon Petroleum/J&J Racing Dodge Dart to a season-high No. 3 qualifying position at the 36th annual NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway. In the first qualifying session, Johnson started out with a solid 6.658-second pass at 206.46 mph landing him in the No. 5 spot. The 2012 Pro Stock World Champion came back in the Friday evening session and crossed the finish line at Brainerd International Raceway with an impressive 6.622, 206.86; that run awarded him one bonus point and his se

Marathon Petroleum/J&J Racing Quick Facts, Race Stats, and Notes: NHRA Nationals in Brainerd

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (August 15, 2017) – 818 by any standards is a monumental number. For Allen Johnson, that is the amount of times he has staged his car on raceday during eliminations in his 21-year Pro Stock career. As the Marathon Petroleum/J&J Racing Dodge Dart team heads to 36th annual NHRA Nationals in Brainerd, Minn. this weekend, he finds himself in the No. 10 spot with a target on his back with two races left before the drivers in the Countdown to the Championship are decided. With some recent momentum on his side, Johnson is ready to go rounds at Brainerd International Raceway. Allen Johnson: A Brief History at Brainerd International Raceway Qualified No. 1 in 2014 Runner-up perform

Allen Johnson Takes Marathon Petroleum Dodge Dart to Quarterfinals at NHRA Northwest Nationals

Allen Johnson Takes Marathon Petroleum Dodge Dart to Quarterfinals at NHRA Northwest Nationals KENT, Wash. (August 6, 2017) – Allen Johnson powered to the second round of eliminations after defeating Greg Anderson in the first round at the 30th annual NHRA Northwest Nationals. First round, Johnson’s and Anderson’s qualifying times were only separated by .001-seconds. The duo staged and the battle was on. Johnson clocked in with a stout 6.592-second pass at 209.88 mph and out-powered Anderson’s 6.611, 209.14. Second round, Johnson lined up the Marathon Petroleum/J&J Racing Dodge Dart against Tanner Gray. In the hot track conditions, Johnson slowed to a 6.616, 209.17 and was narrowly edg

Allen Johnson Makes On-Track Strides During Qualifying at NHRA Northwest Nationals

Allen Johnson Makes On-Track Strides During Qualifying at NHRA Northwest Nationals KENT, Wash. (August 5, 2017) – Allen Johnson and the Marathon Petroleum/J&J Racing team made some of their biggest on-track performance strides of the season during qualifying at the 30th annual NHRA Northwest Nationals. On Friday, Johnson began qualifying with a 6.646-second pass at 207.53 mph. With a good starting point to work off of, the Adam Hornberger-led team came back and made a massive improvement when Johnson blazed down the 1,320-foot race surface with a 6.617, 209.52. Saturday, Johnson bettered his qualifying effort once again with a 6.601, 209.49 in the Marathon Petroleum Dodge Dart and was

Marathon Petroleum/J&J Racing Quick Facts, Race Stats, and Notes: Northwest Nationals

Marathon Petroleum/J&J Racing Quick Facts, Race Stats, and Notes: Northwest Nationals GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (August 1, 2017) – This weekend marks the 17th of 24 events in 2017 for the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. With three races left before the Countdown to the Championship, it is crucial for Marathon Petroleum/J&J Racing Dodge Dart driver Allen Johnson to qualify well and remain in the top 10 in points. “Our Marathon Petroleum/J&J Racing team is trying some things to get ready for the Countdown,” Johnson said after qualifying last weekend at the NHRA Sonoma Nationals. “We’re finding out what this car wants and once we get a few lucky breaks our way, we will gain some momentum.”

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