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Team Mopar NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series Pro Stock driver Allen Johnson is coming off perhaps his best race of the season, a runner-up finish at the NHRA Topeka event in which the Greeneville, Tenn. native undoubtedly had the car to beat on race day. Johnson hopes to keep that momentum rolling with his first 2010 win of the season at the United Association Route 66 NHRA Nationals at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Ill. this weekend.

The Team Mopar veteran qualified No. 2 at Topeka and had the quickest and fastest pass in three of the four elimination rounds, with current points leader Mike Edwards needing a holeshot win in the final to defeat Johnson’s NHRA Pro Stock Mopar Dodge Avenger. The Team Mopar veteran is confident his HEMI-powered Mopar is now at least the equal of Edwards’ car in the horsepower department.

"I think we’ve got him [Edwards] caught," said Johnson. "It’s whoever makes the best run that’s going to get the win. It’s a challenge for us. We take it as a serious challenge, and we mean to equal or better him in the races left before the Countdown playoffs.

"We’ve got the added horsepower we’ve found and moved it into our backup engines. We’re just trying to get the car more consistent and not let up. Hopefully we can go to Joliet and qualify No. 1 and win the race."

The United Association Route 66 NHRA Nationals is scheduled to take place June 3–6 at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Ill. Two hours of qualifying coverage will air on Saturday, June 5, beginning at 11 p.m. (EDT) on ESPN2 and ESPN2HD. Three hours of eliminations coverage will air on Sunday, June 6, beginning at 4 p.m. (EDT) on ESPN2 and ESPN2HD.
 
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