MARATHON PETROLEUM CO/J&J RACING
RACE PREVIEW: 29TH ANNUAL NHRA SPRINGNATIONALS
ROYAL PURPLE RACEWAY
APRIL 29-MAY 1
Pro Stock Champion Allen Johnson Turns Page and Hits the Road to NHRA SpringNationals
GREENEVILLE, T.N. (April 26, 2016) – After an early exit at the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, Allen Johnson and his Marathon Petroleum Corporation/J&J Racing team are looking forward to putting last weekend’s race behind them and bring home the win at the 29th annual NHRA SpringNationals this weekend at Royal Purple Raceway.
Johnson is no stranger to the final round at the Houston, Texas-based track. Johnson made final round appearances in 2007, 2010 and 2014. He also entered raceday as the No. 1 seed in 2012 and 2014.
Johnson and his team tested his Pro Stock Dodge Dart GT at zMAX Dragwayon Monday after the national event before heading west to the sixth of 24 events on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series tour. Besides testing early this week, Johnson plans on visiting a Marathon Petroleum refinery before they set their sights on the Wally this weekend.
“I’m excited to visit the Marathon Petroleum Refinery in Houston this week before we race,” said Johnson. “I think that’s going to start our week off right.”
Qualifying at the 29th annual NHRA SpringNationals will begin Friday, April 29 at 4:30 and 6:30 p.m.