Johnson Notches Another Semifinals Finish At Inaugural NHRA Four-Wide Nationals

By Auto News Log • March 30th, 2010

Team Mopar® and J&J Racing driver Allen Johnson made his fourth consecutive semifinals appearance of the season in the rain-delayed finale of the Inaugural NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway in Concord. N.C. on Monday, March 29. Johnson bested his three Pro Stock competitors in the opening round of four-wide racing, but fell short of the final round after taking third in the semifinals.

After qualifying No. 6 in his new-for-2010 Pro Stock Mopar Dodge Avenger, Johnson emerged victorious in his first round of four-wide eliminations on Sunday, using a 6.624-second pass at 209.14 mph to defeat Jason Line, Larry Morgan and Erica Enders. The top two drivers in each first round match advanced to one of two four-car semifinal battles, with Johnson squaring off against Mike Edwards, Line and John Nobile on Monday following the rain delay.

Johnson posted an excellent reaction time of .044 (.000 is perfect) but did not have his RPMs up on takeoff, perhaps thrown off by Nobile, who redlighted and left early. Johnson finished third, one spot away from advancing to the final round.

Johnson is also third in the Pro Stock NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series point standings after just four races in his Mopar Dodge Avenger. Next up for the Greeneville, Tenn. native is the 23rd annual NHRA Spring Nationals in Houston, April 9-11.

Source: Mopar Speed

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