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Allen Johnson

1959-12-08 (age 61)

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Former Pro Stock champion Johnson to retire

One of Dodge’s star names in NHRA racing, Allen Johnson, is to retire from the sport at the end of this year.

Mile-high hopes and challenges in Denver

Steve Torrence, seeking No. 1 seed for the Countdown, leads the Top Fuel runners as they seek to get their tune-ups tweaked for the unique challenge of high-altitude Bandimere Speedway. Anne Proffit reports.

C. Force, Millican and Coughlin Jr. earn no. 1 qualifying positions Saturday at NHRA SpringNationals

Sunday's first-round pairings for eliminations for the 30th annual NHRA SpringNationals at Royal Purple Raceway

U.S. Nationals drama is a taster of what’s to come

The Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals is a huge event in and of itself, but it also set the field for the six-race Countdown to the 2016 Championship. Annie Proffit looks ahead.

Schumacher, Hagan, McGaha and Hines clinch US Nationals

Tony Schumacher sprinted to victory on Labor Day at the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, as Matt Hagan, Chris McGaha, and Andrew Hines also grabbed category wins.

Heroes and surprises in Denver

Can NHRA’s Mello Yello Drag Racing Series possibly top the first round of its Western Swing, held this past weekend at Bandimere Speedway just west of Denver? It will be difficult, says Anne Proffit.

Force scores first win for more than a year

The most successful drivers in NHRA’s nitro classes, John Force and Tony Schumacher, scored their first wins of 2016 at the Mopar Mile-High Nationals near Denver, as Allen Johnson and Andrew Hines also took victories.

Denver starts demanding three weeks for NHRA racers

Last month’s four races in four weeks was good preparation for the start of NHRA’s grueling three-race Western Swing, which takes this series on a hegira of great (literal) magnitude. Anne Proffit previews.

Looking for peaks in Thunder Valley

The list of drivers who have yet to score wins in the 2016 Mello Yello Drag Racing season is a surprising who's who of NHRA stars, all seeking victory at Bristol's Thunder Valley, this weekend. Anne Proffit reports.

Injecting intrigue into Pro Stock

The cars aren't nitro-fueled, but NHRA's Pro Stock class has presented the most intriguing technical challenge of the 2016 season. On the eve of Round 2, Annie Proffit looks at the new hurdles facing PS racers.

Worsham and Hines earn NHRA Mello Yello Series World Championship titles

Langdon, A. Johnson And Krawiec join Worsham as event winners at Auto Club NHRA finals

Alexis Dejoria and Courtney Force: Countdown to the the world’s most prestigious drag race

DeJoria is the defending Funny Car winner of the tradition-rich event, putting together a thrilling performance a year ago at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis.

Beckman, Langdon, Gray and Hines are quickest qualifiers on Friday at Brainerd

Shawn Langdon, Shane Gray and Andrew Hines were qualifying leaders in their categories

Johnson Jr., Todd and Mcgaha race to victories at Northwest Nationals

Three home victories at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event near Seattle.

Four-time Pro Stock World Champion Greg Anderson relishes chance to perform at Sonoma

The current points leader and four-time winner in 2015 will try to make it five wins at this weekend’s 28th annual NHRA Sonoma Nationals at Sonoma Raceway.

J. Force, Dixon, Johnson and Krawiec power to No. 1 qualifiers in Denver

John Force powered his PEAK Antifreeze Chevy Camaro SS to a track record 4.015 at 318.09 to earn the top qualifying position for the second time this season.

Dixon, J. Force, Johnson and Krawiec race to qualifying leads at Bandimere Speedway

Friday's results after the first two of four rounds of qualifying for the 36th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Hector Arana Jr. ready to build on recent victory in Pro Stock Motorcycle

Plenty of momentum, after Chicago’s Route 66 Raceway victory, Hector Arana Jr. goes into one of the most challenging events on the 2015 schedule.

Next Top Fuel learning experience for Dave Connolly comes at Mile-High NHRA Nationals

Dave Connolly’s next major learning experience takes place at a critical time.

Reigning rookie of the year Richie Crampton off to fast start heading to Houston

The reigning rookie of the year hasn’t lost a first-round matchup through five races in 2015 !

Torrence looking forward to Texas race in NHRA

Top Fuel driver wants to end losing streak at home.

Top Fuel star Antron Brown credits strong team for overall success heading to Las Vegas

Brown’s success in Charlotte indicates just a small slice of the immense success the Don Schumacher Racing team has enjoyed in 2015.

Beckman, Brown, Morgan and Hines race to victories at Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway

Results from the unique event that features NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series teams racing in a four-lane configuration...

C. Force, Todd, Mcgaha and Arana Jr. race to No. 1 qualifying positions at NHRA Four Wide-Nationals

Courtney Force moved from the 16th spot to first with the quickest Funny Car run of the weekend at the controls of her 10,000-horsepower Traxxas Chevy Camaro SS.

Pro Stock motorcycle veteran Karen Stoffer aims for more positive steps

Karen Stoffer never missed a beat in Gainesville, but PSM veteran do not not competed since 2013.

NHRA ramps up at Gainesville this weekend

It’s one of those “givens” that the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season really starts at Gainesville. All four professional categories - Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle - compete at the same dragstrip for the first time this year.

No letup for reigning Pro Stock Motorcycle world champ Andrew Hines at Gainesville

Hines will get a chance to show how hungry he and his team are as the Pro Stock Motorcycle class kicks off its 2015 season.

NHRA’s Unique Four-Wide Racing returns to Charlotte’s Zmax Dragway in late March

The best in Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle will once again try to tame the one-of-a-kind thrill show at the world’s only four-lane dragstrip.

Hagan, Schumacher and Brogdon race to victories in Phoenix

Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel) and Rodger Brogdon (Pro Stock) also were winners of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event near Phoenix.

Schumacher, Hagan and Enders-Stevens race to No. 1 qualifying positions at Phoenix

Tony Schumacher: “It is great that we went down the track on all four runs and got every point except one,”

Three-time Top Fuel world champ Larry Dixon welcomes return to Nationals in Phoenix

Dixon is competing in a full-time role for the first time since 2011.

Langdon, C. Force and Enders-Stevens earn no. 1 qualifying positions at Pomona

Shawn Langdon set the track record for time with a performance of 3.700-seconds at 328.30 mph in the Knuckle Sandwich/AJPE dragster.

Kalitta, Johnson Jr. and Line lead qualifying at Pomona

Doug Kalitta raced to the qualifying lead in Top Fuel during Friday qualifying at the 55th annual Circle K NHRA Winternationals.

Top Fuel driver J.R. Todd heading to season-opening at Pomona

J.R. Todd will start the 2015 season back at the historic drag racing venue in Southern California.

Reigning Pro Stock World Champion Enders-Stevens remains focused in 2015 heading to Winternationals

Erica Enders-Stevens enters the first race of her Pro Stock career with the “No. 1” on the side of her Elite Motorsports Chevy Camaro.

Dave Connolly eager for Top Fuel debut at NHRA Winternationals

The longtime Pro Stock star is more than thrilled to experience his first race behind the wheel of his 10,000-horsepower C&J Energy Services dragster.

NHRA returns to Southern California to open 2015 season

The best in Top Fuel, Funny Car and Pro Stock will once again attempt to get off to a lightning quick start at one of drag racing’s most revered events.

NHRA ends 2014 with a couple of nail-biting final rounds

Matt Hagan and Erica Enders-Stevens triumph for the event and the season title.

Ender-Stevens, Hagan take Pro Stock and Funny Car titles with Pomona wins

Tony Schumacher, Andrew Hines wrap up Top Fuel and Pro Stock Motorcycle championships early.

Schumacher locks up eighth Top Fuel title at Pomona

Funny Car, Pro Stock titles to be decided in today's finals.

Kalitta, Johnson fastest in Top Fuel and Funny Car qualifying

Shane Gray and Hector Arana Jr. also top qualifying at Pomona finale.

NHRA closes out season at Pomona with championships on the line

Funny car points battle will be decided between Force and Hagan.

Robert Hight back where season started, at Pomona

John Force Racing driver wants to close out 2014 on a high note.

Las Vegas lucky for Massey, Worsham and Enders-Stevens

Andrew Hines all but clinches bike title with one race left.

Crampton, J. Force, Enders-Stevens and Savoie top leaderboard after friday qualifying at Las Vegas

John Force raced to the qualifying lead Friday at the NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Allen Johnson holding nothing back in NHRA title bid

Pro Stock driver had a slow start, but has made a solid comeback.

Latest challenge could bring out the best in John Force

Departure of longtime crew chief with two races left could be a factor.

NHRA title fight is down to a two-race showdown

The 2014 NHRA season heads into the penultimate round.

Richie Crampton among the rookies who need luck in Las Vegas

Next-to-last NHRA drag race has them angling for rookie awards.

Two to go: NHRA heads to Las Vegas for next-to-last race

Championship titles up for grabs in all four categories.

Doug Kalitta fastest in Top Fuel qualifying at Maple Grove

Pedregon, Enders-Stevens and Savoie also quickest in class.

Top Fuel standout Antron Brown aiming to continue countdown turnaround at Maple Grove Raceway

Brown is hungry for more heading into the second half of the Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship.