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: 21 (Funny Car: 19; Top Fuel: 2)
• Career final rounds: 56 (Funny Car: 51; Top Fuel: 5)
• Career No. 1 qualifying positions: 22 (Funny Car: 21; 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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The Latest From Tommy

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Can't thank Doug Chandler for all he did & all the fans support over the years. I'll keep looking for a marketing partners & it's my goal to return at some point. Finishing #2 last year was nice, but I still want that #1.
Hard to believe that 1 year ago we were in Pomona kicking off the 2020 season. Had a lot of people asking lately about my plans for 21 season. Unfortunately not any good news to report. At this point it looks like I will be on the sidelines watching the @CampingWorld @NHRA series https://t.co/mMOSrcqy9y
I feel instead of drawing race car pictures in geometry class at high school I should've paid more attention after my step son & I built him a new desk. Love the look & turned out great. Must've paid enough attention after all. #Kregjig https://t.co/UQfL7vSG81

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