Johnson Scores 2nd Jr. Fuel Title

 

 

Kol Johnson wheeled the Big Yohns - Johnson Family Jr. Fuel dragster to a brilliant win at Pomona. The crew celebrated their second and arguably biggest win to date long into the warm California night.

 


 

For several reasons including the warm weather and Fathers Day, the format for this event was 2 days (Friday and Saturday) with racing from morning 'till night. The large car count and a 10 pm curfew at Pomona forced the Goodguys to further alter the schedule and limit several classes to only two qualifying sessions - both on Friday. For the Johnson's this was not a problem and by most accounts, it did not upset most of the other teams. The first session was held in the heat on Friday afternoon.

 

On Friday, Kol Johnson qualified their Meyer chassied car #4 with a 7.591 @ 175.95.

 

In the first round on a still very warm track, Johnson beat Neil O'Kane 7.636 @ 176.33 to 7.922 167.09

 

In round two Johnson had the tough task of getting by the hottest driver in the class, Don Enriquez. As it turned out Enriquez caught a rare red light handing Kol a free trip to the finals.

 

 


 

The final went off at 9:40 PM paring Kol Johnson and seasoned vet, Bud Hammer. There was no luck involved in this one ... Johnson won it on a holeshot 7.675 150.27 to a quicker and faster 7.671 180.75. To top it off, Johnson broke a water line at the 1000 foot mark and literally drove the last 300 feet blind (which explains the slower speed).

 

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