Mopar Dodge Avenger Driver Johnson Advances to Quarterfinals at Englishtown

By Auto News Log • June 15th, 2010

Allen Johnson drove his Mopar Dodge Avenger NHRA Pro Stock car to a quarterfinals finish at the NHRA SuperNationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, N.J., on Sunday, June 13.

Johnson qualified his J&J Racing/Mopar HEMI-powered Dodge No. 13 and drew Jason Line in the first round. The Team Mopar veteran pulled off the upset, taking out the No. 4 seed Line with a 6.620/209.49 pass, the quickest of the round. Johnson had lane choice over Jeg Coughlin in their second-round match but experienced trouble during the burnout which carried over into his run, as Coughlin drove away for the round win.

Vinnie Deceglie enjoyed a stellar showing during qualifying in his own Mopar-powered Dodge Avenger, recording a 6.548-second elapsed time, the quickest ever by a Dodge in Pro Stock, to capture the No. 2 starting spot. Unfortunately, Deceglie was dealt a holeshot defeat by Greg Stanfield in the first round. Mopar-powered V. Gaines also fell in the opening round, losing to Bob Yonke.

Next up is the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway in Bristol, Tenn., June 18–20. For more info on the NHRA, visit

Source: Mopar Speed


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