MARATHON PETROLEUM CO./J&J RACING DODGE DART GT
RACE REPORT: SIXTH ANNUAL NHRA FOUR-WIDE NATIONALS PRESENTED BY LOWES FOODS
Allen Johnson: Down But Definitely Not Out After First Round Loss
CONCORD, N.C. (April 25, 2016) – Marathon Petroleum Co./J&J Racing Pro Stock driver Allen Johnson competed at the Sixth annual NHRA Four-Wide Nationals presented by Lowes Foods but his raceday was cut short when he didn’t advance out of his quad in the first round of eliminations.
The No. 9 spot was where Johnson started his raceday efforts on Sunday; his quad consisted of No. 1 Greg Anderson, No. 16 Shane Tucker and No. 8 Chris McGaha. Johnson made a clean pass down zMAX Dragway with a 6.642-second pass at 207.69 but wasn’t able to reach the stripe before Greg Anderson’s 6.562, 211.99 and Chris McGaha’s 6.615, 209.36.
“We made a good run but I’m disappointed we didn’t make it out of first round,” admitted Johnson. “Losing first round hurt us a little but we continue gaining on the pack with our fuel injection tune-up. We’ll test tomorrow – we’re down but we’re definitely not out.”
Johnson’s next event will be this weekend at the NHRA SpringNationals at Royal Purple Raceway in Houston, Texas. Qualifying begins Friday, April 29th at 4:30 and 6:30 p.m.
ALLEN JOHNSON, MARATHON PETROLEUM/J&J RACING DODGE DART
Qualified: No. 9
First Quad: Greg Anderson (6.562, 211.99) and Chris McGaha (6.615, 209.36) def. JOHNSON (6.642, 207.69) and Shane Tucker (6.852, 199.40);
FRIDAY: 12.924-second, 88.85 mph (Session 1);
SATURDAY: 6.638, 208.65 (Session 2); 6.634, 208.14 (Session 3)