Marathon Petroleum’s Allen Johnson Hoping Dyno Work Since Reading Pays Dividends Going into Dallas
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (October 11, 2016) – Marathon Petroleum Pro Stock driver Allen Johnson will head to Texas Motorplex this weekend for the 31st annual AAA FallNationals for the 22nd of 24 events in the 2016 season. After a troubled three-in-a-row, Johnson has been doing a lot of dyno work to regain his winning ways and end the season on a high note.
“We had a lot of bad luck in the first three races of the Countdown,” Johnson said. “All three races we had problems and hopefully we’ve gotten rid of the bad luck and we can finish up the last three on a really strong note.”
Johnson won this event most recently in 2012 during his Pro Stock World Championship winning season after he took out Erica Enders in the final round.
“Getting that custom cowboy hat in Dallas after the win will always be a top memory for me when we got to Texas Motorplex,” he added. “I’d like to get another one this year!”
Qualifying at the 31st annual AAA FallNationals will begin on Friday, October 14th with two sessions at 4:15 and 7:15 p.m. Two more sessions will be on Saturday, October 15th at 12:45 and 3:45 p.m. Eliminations for the event will be on Sunday, October 16th at 11:00 a.m. starting with Top Fuel.
ALLEN JOHNSON, MARATHON PETROLEUM/J&J RACING DODGE DART
Last year, Dallas: Qualified 10th; lost in the semis to Jonathan Gray
Last event, Reading: Qualified 7th; lost in the first round to Alan Prusiensky
COUNTDOWN TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP RACES
Race #1: NHRA Carolina Nationals, Charlotte 2 (Fall Charlotte Race)
Qualified: No. 6 with a 6.603, 209.01
Results: lost first round to Jeg Coughlin
Points: 5th with 2,095 points
Race #2: AAA Insurance Midwest Nationals, St. Louis
Qualified: No. 9 with a 6.625, 208.46
Results: lost first round to Drew Skillman
Points: 7th with 2,127 points
Race #3: Dodge Nationals, Reading
Qualified: No. 7 with a 6.597, 210.64
Results: Lost in the first round to Alan Prusiensky
Points: 7th with 2,160 points
Television Schedule: AAA FallNationals
Friday Oct. 14, FS1 will televise one hour of live qualifying coverage at 7:30 p.m. (ET).
Saturday Oct. 15, FS1 will televise one hour of qualifying coverage at 8 p.m. (ET).
Sunday, Oct. 16, FS1 will televise three hours of live finals coverage starting at 2 p.m. (ET).
Run Schedule: AAA FallNationals
Friday: two qualifying sessions at 4:15 and 7:15 p.m.
Saturday: two qualifying sessions at 12:45 and 3:45 p.m.
Sunday: eliminations at 11:00 a.m.
PRO STOCK POINT STANDINGS
Jason Line 2,389
Greg Anderson 2,344
Vincent Nobile 2,306
Bo Butner 2,256
Shane Gray 2,242
Chris McGaha 2,189
ALLEN JOHNSON 2,160
Drew Skillman 2,157
Jeg Coughlin 2,115
Erica Enders 2,104