Dodge and Mopar scored big time last weekend during the 42ND annual NHRA SuperNationals held at Old Bridge Raceway Park in Englishtown New Jersey. In the Pro Stock class, it was an all Dodge Avenger Mopar-powered final as Allen Johnson drove his Mopar-sponsored machine to victory over rookie sensation Vincent Nobile who was competing at his home track.
Both drivers qualified solidly in the 16 car field. Allen was number six and Vincent was eighth putting the two Dodge drivers on the opposite side of the elimination ladder. Both Allen and Vincent faced some tough competitors along the way to the final round. Vincent runs a Roy Johnson prepared Mopar HEMI under the hood and had plenty of power to win. When the two Avengers lined up for finals, it was anyones guess on who would bring home the check and the coveted Wally. Unfortunately it was over immediately for Vincent when he shaved the Christmas Tree a little too close and red lighted by – 0.006. Allen was loaded for bear and had a great reaction time of 0.013 and ran a stout 6.689 at over 210 mph for the win.
We know we have to show up every weekend ready to race. Once at the track, weather, track conditions, the car and the competition all must factor into the final tune. It is a testament to the program that we were able to get two Mopar HEMI-powered Dodge Avengers into the finals this past weekend. I play many roles from team owner to driver to mentor. I cant really say which gives me greater pleasure given this weekends win , said Allen.
This is Allens first win of the season and ninth overall career win in the highly competitive Pro Stock class. This weekends win moves him up to seventh in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Points.
The next stop for hard charging Mopar-Powered Dodge Avengers Pro Stockers will be Bristol Dragway (which is home base for Allen Johnsons team ) for the 11th annual NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals on June 17 19.