Tommy Johnson, Jr. t f i

Doug Chandler's
MD Anderson Cancer Center

Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat
Funny Car

Doug Chandler's
MD Anderson Cancer Center Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat
Funny Car

Biography

TOMMY JOHNSON JR.

MD Anderson Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car sponsored by Doug Chandler


ABOUT TOMMY

• Date of birth: April 6, 1968
• Hometown: Ottumwa, Iowa
• Residence: Avon, Ind.
• Height/weight: 5-10, 160
• Hobbies: Computers, electronic tech, golf, bicycle riding, candle making
• On the Internet: Twitter/Instagram: @TommyJohnson_JR, Facebook.com/TommyJohnsonJr TommyJohnsonJr.com

RACING

• Category: NHRA Funny Car
• Sponsor/car: MD Anderson Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat sponsored by Doug Chandler
• Crew chief: John Collins; assistant Rip Reynolds
• Career best points finish: 2nd (2016)
• Career event titles: 20 (Funny Car: 18; Top Fuel: 2)
• Career final rounds: 53 (Funny Car: 47; Top Fuel: 5)
• Career No. 1 qualifying positions: 18 (Funny Car: 17; Top Fuel: 1)
• Career best elapsed time: 3.834-seconds (Phoenix, 2018)
• Career best speed: 332.02-mph (Sonoma, 2017)

NOTABLE

• One of 17 drivers who have won NHRA events in Funny Car (15) and Top Fuel (2)
• Driven for three motorsports hall-of-fame team owners (Don Schumacher, Don Prudhomme, Kenny Bernstein, and NFL Hall-of-Fame member Joe Gibbs)
• Has won drag racing events in six countries: United States, England, Finland, Sweden, Australia and United Arab Emirates
• At the age of 15 became the youngest person to hold an NHRA competition license
• Has competed in seven NHRA categories: Top Fuel, Funny Car, Nostalgia Funny Car, Top Alcohol Funny Car, Top Alcohol Dragster, Super Gas and Super Comp
• First NHRA national event trophy was for winning Top Alcohol Funny Car in 1988 near Columbus, Ohio
• Became a 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)

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