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JOHNSON TAKES PS TOPEKA TITLE

No matter what happened in the NHRA Pro Stock finals Sunday at the Kansas Nationals Team Mopar was going to win.
For the record, Allen Johnson edged his teammate a Jeg Coughlin at Heartland Park in Topeka.
Johnson clocked a 6.663-second lap at 207.18 mph to defeat Coughlin's 6.664-second effort.
Johnson took the lead at the starting line with an .028 reaction time and never trailed. Coughlin had an .048 reaction time.
"What a great relief it is when you get to the final with your teammate," Johnson said. "You feel like you have won either way. We've been struggling just a little bit lately and we finally got a handle on Jeggie's car at the last race (Atlanta) and second round (Sunday) we got a handle on mine. We get to these altitude tracks with a little bit of humidity like here, Vegas and Denver, and we excel."
This was Johnson's third win of the season and the 2012 world champ's 23rd career national event win. Coughlin, who won the 2013 Pro Stock world title, was victorious Monday in the rain-delayed Southern Nationals in Atlanta.
Johnson beat Larry Morgan, Shane Gray, Erica Enders-Stevens and Coughlin during his victory march.
"This team just keeps battling, it doesn't matter what it is, every single run we are just attacking the car and that's just the way this team is," Johnson said. "We have half the wins this year in our camp and that is a pretty good feeling. Any time I'm in the final with Jeg it raises my IQ about 50 points because he is that good."
When Johnson eliminated his good friend Erica Enders-Stevens it kept her from getting the 100th NHRA national event win for a female driver. Courtney Force went on to collect that milestone victory Sunday at the Kansas Nationals.
"She (Enders-Stevens) is just 20 something, sh** she can get the 200th," Johnson said. "It is sort of bittersweet because I really wanted her to get that, to be honest. Jeg kept her from getting it (in Atlanta) and I kept her from getting it this week. It is bittersweet because I did want her to get it, but like I said, she is a young lady and she has a big future ahead of her. I would rank her in the top five Pro Stock drivers ever - I would go out on a limb and say that. She is that good and that hungry. She will get her accolades, I will promise you."
Although Johnson was victorious Sunday he knows nothing will come easy the rest of this season.
"There are 10 cars every race that can qualify No. 1 and win the race, it is that close in Pro Stock," Johnson said. "It is going to be a year of the driver. It really is."
 

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@moparbob Looks like it will be a Mopar & Elite year. As long as it is Allen and Etica I am good I don't care for Jeg. Jeg has always rubbed me wrong.Mike has always been super nice. .Jeg has always given me a weird vibe at the diecast shows in Pomona .Now you would like Vieri and his Cigars.If you hear he doesn't have two nickels. LOL! V will get a win this year.
 
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