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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Kinda out of my normal build but have a friend wanting dog ramps for her pets so built a prototype off of the pics she sent me. Gypsy is going to be my crash test dummy & see how she likes it before production. https://t.co/gT1YFbQ9Y2
Happy Father's day to all the dads out there. Been blessed to spend many winner's circles with my dad on Father's day starting all the way back in 1988. Thanks for all you did for me. https://t.co/HJ1Xiyf66d
@in_toney We had a program ready to go & sure we will do it when we return where you can make a donation & have a sticker put on the car with that persons name on it.
RT @NHRADragster: "I’ve not wanted to win a season championship more than this year because it’s going to be so different. People will reme…
Went & visited my baby today & see some of the guys I haven't seen in 3 months. Did a full dress fitting in the car as guys moved some stuff. Felt good to be in nomex again. Can't wait to do it for real in a month. #Nitroisback https://t.co/IkDldKtKgN
RT @shoeracing: Thank YOU to all who contributed to the ‘Athletes for COVID-19 Relief’ fundraiser! Because of YOUR generosity, we were ab…
Finally on the home stretch of a project I didn't want. Had a gutter get plugged up & had water damage in basement. It got put on hold while doing kitchen but got to get it done so we can go racing soon. Hopefully by middle of the week. https://t.co/Z7ZEys6F1b

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