ACDelco NHRA Gatornationals
Johnson fired up for Gainesville
Gainesville, pre-race: Coming off a strong performance at
“At the beginning of the season we set goals. I’d like to get a win for Kenny (Bernstein, team owner) and for Monster this season. The sooner the better. This team was awful close to winning more than once last year and I’d like to help them get over the hump. I’d like to be in the top five at the end of the year.”
The ACDelco Gatornationals will mark the third event for Johnson racing under the Kenny Bernstein banner. Bernstein surprised the racing community when he announced his 2007 Funny Car comeback at the wheel of the Monster Energy Funny Car. In an equally stunning announcement in December of 2007, Bernstein revealed his decision to step out of the driver’s seat and named popular Funny Car shoe Tommy Johnson Jr. as his successor.
“I’m thrilled to be associated with this team,” said Johnson. “Prior to
“Jimmy (Walsh, crew chief) and the members of this team really buckled down to make these performance strides. It was very impressive.
“So we are looking forward to the East Coast season opener in
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