Team Mopar® Driver Allen Johnson Feels Right At Home In Atlanta

By Auto News Log • May 14th, 2010

NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series Pro Stock driver Allen Johnson considers Atlanta (Ga.) Dragway as a second “home track” for himself and his Mopar® Dodge Avenger team. The drag strip is just a three-hour drive from Johnson’s J&J Racing shop, allowing the Mopar-powered veteran and his crew extra preparation time, which Johnson hopes to parley into a win this weekend at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals.

“It’s neat to be close to our second home track,” said Johnson, a Greeneville, Tenn. native. His home quarter-mile is Bristol (Tenn.) Dragway. “The guys get an extra day at the shop. Everything just sort of plays into our hands heading into that race.”

Johnson’s home court advantage has paid off previously at Atlanta. He earned his second career victory and first at the venue in 2002, defeating Greg Anderson.

Currently second in the NHRA Pro Stock point standings, Johnson hopes to earn his eighth career Pro Stock win this weekend.

“We’ve had some good luck there,” said Johnson of Atlanta. “We tested there about a month ago and really did well. I think we have a decent set up heading into the race.”

The Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals is scheduled to take place May 14–16 at Atlanta (Ga.) Dragway. Two hours of qualifying coverage will air on Saturday, May 15, beginning at 8 p.m. (EDT) on ESPN2 and ESPN2HD. Three hours of eliminations coverage will air on Sunday, May 16, beginning at 7 p.m. (EDT) on ESPN2 and ESPN2HD. For more information on the NHRA, log on to http://www.nhra.com.

Source: Mopar Speed

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