NHRA FUNNY CAR DRIVER
ABOUT TOMMY JOHNSON, JR.
Johnson has competed in more than 450 NHRA pro events, which includes stints driving for four hall-of-famers (Don Schumacher, Kenny Bernstein, Don Prudhomme and the NFL’s Joe Gibbs).
In addition to winning event titles in seven countries – United States, Canada, England, Finland, Sweden, Australia and United Arab Emirates – he is one of only 17 drivers to win NHRA events in Top Fuel and Funny Car and one of only 18 to qualify No. 1 in both nitro categories.
Became the 15th member of the Slick 50 300-mph Club as one of the first 16 nitro drivers to reach 300 mph (302.01, 1994).
Became a member of the Cragar 4-second Club as one of the first 16 nitro drivers to complete a quarter-mile run in less than 5 seconds (4.964, 1990).
In 2019, after 3 1/2 decades of attempts, he finally saw his own wish come true when he won the Dodge Mile-High Nationals at Bandimere (Denver, CO).
“I love to race,” she told Autoweek magazine in a 2015 article. “And bless my heart, I love to win. These gol-darned cars, I just love ’em.”
The Make-A-Wish Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car, is sponsored by Doug Chandler, in honor of his late wife, Terry Chandler. In 2019, the team finished in third place.
FOLLOW TOMMY JOHNSON, JR.
RT @shoeracing: DSR #Gatornats Funny Car E1 results: @TommyJohnson_Jr clocks a winning 3.962 to defeat Todd's 4.006 https://t.co/oPwJiQj4CVRead More
RT @shoeracing: DSR #Gatornats round two match-ups: Top Fuel: @AntronBrown vs. McMillen @LeahPruett_TF vs. Millican Funny Car: @FastJackB…Read More
Happy birthday to our sweet angel. We are going to try & get you your favorite present today. #missher https://t.co/EfHxlZxwj2Read More
Well qualifying didn't go as smoothly as it has been going. Tomorrow is a new day & hopefully we learned enough from today to make it a better 1. Starting tomorrow from #10 & racing @JRTodd373 1st rd. https://t.co/RrEE9mZ4wURead More
RT @shoeracing: DSR #Gatornats Funny Car Q1 results: 2⃣ @MattHagan_FC 4.006 at 315.64 4⃣ @RonCapps28 4.025 at 309.27 7⃣ @FastJackBeckman 4…Read More
It's take 2 on @NHRA #Gatornats this weekend. Love this race as it was my 1st ever in 1984. Here's where you can catch all the action. https://t.co/cPCYQoYvtfRead More