Marathon Petroleum/J&J Racing Quick Facts, Race Stats, and Notes: Northwest Nationals
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (August 1, 2017) – This weekend marks the 17th of 24 events in 2017 for the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. With three races left before the Countdown to the Championship, it is crucial for Marathon Petroleum/J&J Racing Dodge Dart driver Allen Johnson to qualify well and remain in the top 10 in points.
“Our Marathon Petroleum/J&J Racing team is trying some things to get ready for the Countdown,” Johnson said after qualifying last weekend at the NHRA Sonoma Nationals. “We’re finding out what this car wants and once we get a few lucky breaks our way, we will gain some momentum.”
Allen Johnson: History at Pacific Raceways
Allen Johnson won the Northwest Nationals in 2006 over Tom Martino
Johnson posted a runner-up appearance in 2007 to Dave Connolly and 2008 to Jason Line.
Johnson was No. 1 qualifier in 2009, 2012, and 2014.
Last year: qualified No. 5; lost in second round to Jason Line.
Northwest Nationals Run Schedule
Friday, August 4th at 2:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 5th at 1:30 and 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 6th at 11:00 a.m. starting with Top Fuel
Northwest Nationals TV Schedule
Qualifying will air on FS1 on Friday, August 4th at 9:00 p.m. (ET).
Eliminations will air live on FOX on Sunday, August 6th at 4:00 p.m. (ET).