Allen Johnson Takes Marathon Petroleum Dodge Dart to Quarterfinals at NHRA Northwest Nationals
KENT, Wash. (August 6, 2017) – Allen Johnson powered to the second round of eliminations after defeating Greg Anderson in the first round at the 30th annual NHRA Northwest Nationals.
First round, Johnson’s and Anderson’s qualifying times were only separated by .001-seconds. The duo staged and the battle was on. Johnson clocked in with a stout 6.592-second pass at 209.88 mph and out-powered Anderson’s 6.611, 209.14.
Second round, Johnson lined up the Marathon Petroleum/J&J Racing Dodge Dart against Tanner Gray. In the hot track conditions, Johnson slowed to a 6.616, 209.17 and was narrowly edged out by Gray’s 6.584, 209.14.
“It felt really good to get a round win,” Johnson said. “We’re happy. We’re gaining on them like I’ve said all year. I think if we keep doing what we’re doing, by Countdown to the Championship time, I think we will be right there with the top four or five cars.”
Allen Johnson’s Northwest Nationals Raceday Stats:
Qualified: No. 8
First Round: Allen Johnson (6.592, 209.88) def. Greg Anderson (6.611, 209.14)
Second Round: Tanner Gray (6.584, 209.14) def. Allen Johnson (6.616, 209.17)