NHRA Driver
Tommy Johnson
Johnson
  • Date of birth:
    April 06, 1968
  • Hometown:
    Avon, Ind.
  • Sponsor/Car:
    Make-A-Wish Dodge Charger R/T
  • Crew Chief:
    John Collins
  • Career Wins: 11
    TF: 2 FC: 8 TAFC: 1
  • Career Final Rounds: 30
    TF: 5 FC: 20 TAFC: 3 Sports: 2
  • Career Best E.T.:
    3.999
  • Career Best Speed:
    322.73
Career Highlights
  • 2013: Raced in four Top Fuel events for Rapisarda Motorsports, posting one quarterfinal and three first round finishes
  • 2007: Won wire-to-wire at Englishtown (No. 1 qualifier, race winner); Just missed out on advancing to NHRA Playoffs
  • 2006: Set career best for time; His two event wins came against the last two POWERade Series champions (John Force and Gary Scelzi); Matched his career-best sixth place finish in the POWERade standings; Matched a career-best with two No. 1 qualifiers, his first since the 2001 season
  • 2005: Set career bests for time and speed; Opened the season with win at Pomona 1; Finished a career-best sixth in points; Had the top speed at Chicago 2
  • 2004: Established career-best performance numbers; Qualified a season best No. 2 at St. Louis; Qualified No. 7 in the quickest Funny Car field in NHRA history (Pomona 2)
  • 2003: Third consecutive finish in the Funny Car top 10; established career-best time and speed; qualified fifth in the quickest Funny Car field in NHRA history (Indianapolis); one of four Funny Car drivers to qualify for all 23 events
  • 2002: Made a career-high four final round appearances; Was runner-up to Funny Car champ John Force at three events; Posted best Funny Car points finish of his career
  • 2001: Earned victory at Las Vegas 1, two days after Johnson and team owner Don Prudhomme celebrated their birthdays (both were born on April 6); Was runner-up at St. Louis
  • 2000: Replaced Cristen Powell in the Al Hofmann-owned Pontiac Firebird and competed in the final 11 events of the season, qualifying No. 1 at Indianapolis; Joined Don Prudhomme Racing in December
  • 1999: Joined Joe GibbsÕ Funny Car team for the final 13 races; Won his first Funny Car race (Reading); Ran his career-best speed to become only the third driver in the category to exceed 320 mph; Became the 12th NHRA driver to win events in both nitro categories
  • 1995: Enjoyed his best NHRA Top Fuel finish (8th) in his last full season driving his family-backed dragster; Runner-up at Brainerd
  • 1994: Became the 15th member of the Slick 50 300-mph Club (302.01 mph) and one of only five drivers to hold spots in both the 300-mph club and the Cragar 4-second Club; Won at Memphis for his second Top Fuel win and held the speed record for three months at 306.64 mph
  • 1993: Notched his first professional victory at Seattle and was runner-up two weeks later at Brainerd; Made his first top 10 appearance in the NHRA championship point standings
  • 1990: Became the 14th member of the Cragar 4-second Club

Personal
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Height/weight: 5' 10", 160 lbs.
  • Hobbies: Computers, golf and lawn care
  • Notable: Johnson is one of 15 drivers in NHRA history to have won events in both Top Fuel and Funny Car and
    is one of 18 drivers in NHRA history to qualify No. 1 in both Top Fuel and Funny Car

 
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