Allen Johnson Approaches Four in a Row Conclusion with Optimism


GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (June 22, 2016) – After an earlier than planned exit at the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals last weekend, Pro Stock driver Allen Johnson is ready to get back up on the wheel and take top honors this weekend at the 10th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals. Johnson won the K&N Horsepower Challenge back in 2008 when the bonus race was contested in Norwalk, Ohio before moving to The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Johnson also has battled his way to the final round twice in 2010 and 2013 and is ready to seal the deal this weekend at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park. “Our Marathon Petroleum/J&J Racing team really likes going to Norwalk,” Johnson said. “We won the K&N Challenge there and we have done well there in the past.” With the last race in the grueling four-in-a-row, Johnson is looking to end it on a high note. “We stayed back in Bristol on Monday to figure out why the car isn’t happy right now,” Johnson said in regards to his Dodge Dart’s abrupt move towards the wall in second round of eliminations on Sunday. “We worked on some things during testing to see why the car acts different from one round to the other. I’m looking forward to seeing how it translates on track in Norwalk.” Qualifying at the 10th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals will begin on Friday June 24th with two qualifying sessions at 5:00 and 7:45 p.m. Two more qualifying sessions will take place on Saturday June 25th at 12:30 and 3:15 p.m. Eliminations will begin on Sunday morning at 11:00 a.m. with Top Fuel being the first class out. ALLEN JOHNSON, MARATHON PETROLEUM/J&J RACING DODGE DART Last year, Norwalk: Qualified No 10; lost first round to Greg Anderson Last event, Bristol: Qualified No. 6; lost second round to Jeg Coughlin PRO STOCK POINT STANDINGS

  1. Jason Line 1263

  2. Greg Anderson 1170

  3. Bo Butner 758

  4. ALLEN JOHNSON 668

  5. Drew Skillman 625

  6. Vincent Nobile 535

  7. Chris McGaha 524

  8. Jeg Coughlin 496

  9. Shane Gray 458

  10. Alex Laughlin 445

Race Schedule at Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals: Friday, June 24, two qualifying sessions at 5:00 and 7:45 p.m. Saturday, June 25, two qualifying sessions at 12:30 and 3:15 p.m. Sunday, June 26, eliminations at 11 a.m. starting with Top Fuel. TELEVISION: Friday, June 24, FOX Sports 1 (FS1) will televise one hour of qualifying coverage at 8 p.m. (ET). Saturday, June 25, FS1 will televise one hour of qualifying coverage at 7 p.m. (ET). Sunday, June 26, FS1 will televise two-and-a-half hours of live finals coverage at 11 a.m. (ET). Monday, June 27, FS1 will televise three hours of finals coverage at midnight (ET).

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