Allen Johnson has been racing a MOPAR-powered Prostock car for 17 years and after all the blood, sweat and tears he can finally say he and his team are NHRA Pro Stock World Champions.
In the fiercely competitive “Factory Hot Rod” class AJ and the entire J & J Racing team have taken everything that has been thrown at them.
“We approached this season in a totally different way than we ever have in the past. We had an analytical and scientific-type approach to how we did things. We made better decisions and that really paid off. I stressed consistency all year, and we really had that after the first couple of races. We made a few mistakes early in the season and went testing and figured out how to not make those mistakes again. It was a total team approach in decision making and that way of thinking really paid dividends”, says Johnson.
During those tough 17 years AJ has had his family right beside him along the way, with his Dad Roy building the engines and providing all the MOPAR horsepower. Without the hard work and support of his Dad Roy, Mum Revonda, wife Pam and everyone in the J & J Racing Team they would not have finally achieved what they have done this season.
“I really couldn’t have asked for a much better season. The racer and competitor in me says we should have probably won a couple more races, but to set career highs in wins (7), No. 1 Qualifiers (10) and round wins (55) was pretty amazing” , AJ says.
Congratulations AJ and everyone at J & J Racing, your hard work has finally paid off and what a birthday present to give MOPAR in their 75th Year.