POMONA, Calif. (November 15, 2016) – The 2016 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series has come to a close for Allen Johnson and the Marathon Petroleum/J&J Racing team as of last night’s annual NHRA championship award ceremony.
Despite a first round loss this past weekend in Pomona, the 2016 season has seen many highlights for the Marathon Petroleum/J&J Racing team. The Adam Hornberger and Roy Johnson-led team has qualified in the top half of the field at 16 events and their brightest victory came when Johnson won his seventh event title at the Mopar Mile High Nationals in ten consecutive final round in Denver, Colorado.
“We had a few highlights this year,” Johnson said. “We finished the regular season No. 4 before the countdown started and that’s a positive. We just had some really bad luck during the countdown that put us behind the eight ball a little bit so we’ve been testing the last two races for next year. We’ll come back swinging in Pomona in a few months in our Marathon Petroleum Dodge Dart.”
The 2017 season is scheduled to begin at the Circle K NHRA Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona on February 9-12, 2017.