Marathon Petroleum/J&J Racing NHRA Carolina Nationals Qualifying Report
CONCORD, N.C. (September 16, 2017) – The first raceday of the Countdown to the Championship is on the horizon and Allen Johnson comes into the fight No. 9 in the Pro Stock points. On the eve of raceday at the 10th annual NHRA Carolina Nationals, Johnson finds himself as the No. 10 seed in the Marathon Petroleum/J&J Racing Dodge Dart and will race Drew Skillman in the first round of eliminations.
ALLEN JOHNSON, MARATHON PETROLEUM/J&J RACING DODGE DART Q1: 6.603-seconds, 209.33 mph Q2: 6.616, 209.26 Q3: 6.612, 208.49 Q4: 6.609, 209.01 Qualified: No. 10 First Round Opponent: Drew Skillman
Quotable: “All weekend we’ve been right there with the fastest in the pack,” Johnson said. “Luckily, it was hot today and that gives us a good idea of what setup we can run tomorrow. You’ve gotta respect the track in this heat and run it a little different. In Q4 [final qualifying session], we ran one-hundredth of a second off the fastest car that session – we’ll take it.”