Marathon Petroleum’s Allen Johnson Hopes to Go Two for Two at Sonoma Nationals
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – Marathon Petroleum/J&J Racing Pro Stock driver Allen Johnson has one Western Swing race win under his belt and as this weekend’s race at Sonoma Raceway approaches, being the first non-KB winner of the season is giving his team some serious propulsion.
“After a few days of rest at home, we are ready and excited about going to the wine country in Sonoma,” Johnson said. “We’re going to repair some parts we hurt in Denver and try some new combinations at this race so I’m looking forward to seeing the results from that too.”
Since his win at the end of the 2015 season and the last race with carburetors, the Pro Stock class has only seen two winners that both belong to the KB Racing team. It is only fitting that Allen Johnson was the first to take home the win in Denver and claim his spot as the first non-KB car to win and the first Mopar Pro Stocker to win a race in 2016.
“Sweeping the Swing” is on every racer’s mind when it comes to the Western Swing. With one race down, Johnson is that much closer to becoming the second driver in Pro Stock history to sweep all three races.
“We have always carried momentum into the Western Swing and hopefully we can do the same this year.”
Qualifying at the 29th annual Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals begins on Friday, July 29th, with two qualifying sessions at 4:30 and 7:00 p.m. Two more qualifying runs will be on Saturday, July 30th, at 1:10 and 4:15 p.m. Eliminations begin on 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, July 31st.
Fast Facts: Allen Johnson at Sonoma Raceway
- 2000 – Runner up to Kurt Johnson
- 2012 – Win over Greg Anderson
- No. 1 Qualifier for three straight years in 2010, 2011, 2012
PRO STOCK POINT STANDINGS
- Jason Line 1548
- Greg Anderson 1466
- Bo Butner 955
- ALLEN JOHNSON 885
- Vincent Nobile 758
- Drew Skillman 754
- Chris McGaha 661
- Shane Gray 658
- Jeg Coughlin 613
- Alex Laughlin 595