Allen Johnson: History at Bandimere Speedway
AJ is tied with Bob Glidden for most wins at Bandimere Speedway at the Mile High Nationals (7 wins)
The Marathon Petroleum/J&J Racing Dodge Dart qualified No. 10 in 2016 and overcame all odds to outperform the entire Pro Stock class and ink his 10th final round at the event in a row and the 11th of his career
AJ's Bandimere Final Round History:
2002 Runner-Up to Mike Edwards
2007 Win over Ron Krisher
2008 Runner-Up to Greg Anderson
2009 Win over Jason Line
2010 Win over Jeg Coughlin Jr.
2011 Runner-Up to Mike Edwards
2012 Win over V. Gaines
2013 Win over V. Gaines
2014 Win over Jeg Coughlin Jr.
2015 Runner-Up to Larry Morgan
2016 Win over Vincent Nobile
Reigning King of the Mountain Allen Johnson Ready to Defend Title and Legacy at Mopar Mile High Nationals
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (July 19, 2017) – When people talk about special moments in NHRA Drag Racing’s history, Allen Johnson’s domination at Bandimere Speedway will be one of them. Last year, Johnson took the Marathon Petroleum/J&J Racing Dodge Dart to the final round for the eleventh time in his career and the tenth year in a row.
“We’ve had a lot of success and put in a lot of hard work up on the mountain to get the title of King of the Mountain,” Johnson laughed. “We worked out tails off every year testing before the race and our team developed a great setup for that race over the years. EFI took the way our advantage last year but some way or another, we still got it done last year. The term ‘King of the Mountain’ is one of the top two or three things that has happened to me in my career.”
With a reputation for success on the mountain, it would make sense for a driver to put extra pressure on themselves coming into this event but the 2012 Pro Stock World Champion couldn’t be calmer heading into Denver.
“You know, I used to put a lot of pressure on myself but now I think we have been success at this track and I don’t feel the need to put so much pressure on myself with all that we’ve accomplished in Denver.”
Qualifying for the 38th annual Mopar Mile High Nationals begins on Friday, July 21st with two sessions at 5:00 and 7:30 p.m. Qualifying continues Saturday, July 22nd with two more sessions at 4:00 and 6:30 p.m. Elimimations will be held on Sunday, July 23rd at 11:00 a.m.
38th annual Mile High Nationals Run Schedule:
Friday, July 21: two qualifying runs at 5:00 and 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 22: two qualifying runs at 4:00 and 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 23: eliminations begin at 11 a.m.
38th annual Mile High Nationals TV Schedule:
Friday, July 21, FS1 will televise one hour of qualifying coverage at 8 p.m. (ET).
Saturday, July 22, FS1 will televise one hour of qualifying coverage at 12 a.m. (ET).
Sunday, July 23, FOX will televise three hours of live finals coverage at 3 p.m. (ET).