Tommy Johnson Jr. - TV Shoot - Wednesday, January 11th at Autogeek.net Tommy Johnson, Jr. Biography
Tommy Johnson, Jr. was born to drag race.
The Ottumwa, Iowa product was born into a family of straight-line racers, thus it’s only natural that his dream was to follow in his father’s footsteps and compete professionally on the quarter-mile track.
T.J.’s racing career started at the age of eight-years-old competing on motorcycles at a local track in Iowa. He raced motorcycles until the age of 14, where he then strapped into his first race car. At the age of 15, Johnson became the youngest person to ever hold a NHRA competition license. His driving career began in the sportsmen ranks as he piloted vehicles in the Super Gas, Super Comp and Top Alcohol Funny Car categories. He broke through for his first NHRA victory at the 1988 NHRA event near Columbus, Ohio, beating Pat Austin in the final round to collect his first career "Wally" trophy.
Johnson earned his NHRA Top Fuel license in 1989. The next season, he powered his dragster to a run of 4.964-seconds becoming the 14th member of the exclusive Cragar 4-Second Club, edging drag racing icons Don "the Snake" Prudhomme and Kenny Bernstein, who went on to claim the final two spots in the four-second fraternity. Read the entire biography here...
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