Allen Johnson continued his domination in the NHRA Pro Stock countdown to one, winning his sixth event of the season and 15th of his career with a performance of 6.637 at 208.17 in his Team Mopar Dodge Avenger to outrun Vincent Nobile in the final round. With the win, he increased his Countdown to the Championship points lead to 126 over Team Summit’s defending champ Jason Line.
Line, who had the weekend’s low ET and top speed at 6.590 seconds and 209.72 miles per hour, would have to have an enormous amount of things go right in the season’s final event in two weeks in Pomona, CA to have any chance to catch Johnson.
Johnson has been on an absolute tear all season long.
“The Mopar Dodge Avenger has just been so consistent,” Johnson said. “Consistency is what we’ve preached all year, and today, how was that for consistency with four 6.63s in the heat of the day? The crew is doing an awesome job, and to cushion that point lead there to where we feel a little bit more comfortable at Pomona is great.”
GK Motorsports driver Erica Enders was defeated in round two by eventual runner-up Nobile and his Mountain View Tire team. With the loss, she is mathematically out of title contention.
Line teammate Greg Anderson suffered a first-round elimination.
NHRA Full Throttle Pro Stock Championship Points Standings
- Allen Johnson 2,630
- Jason Line 2,504
- Erica Enders 2,433
- Vincent Nobile 2,419
- Greg Anderson 2,305