Kragen O’Reilly NHRA Winternationals
Dixon ready for new challenges
Pomona, pre-race: Larry Dixon begins his Alan Johnson Al-Anabi Racing tenure this week after 20 years with Don Prudhomme Racing. He finished second in the 2008 NHRA POWERade Top Fuel point standings recording his 14th consecutive top-10 points finish. He won two races in six final-round appearances last season.
“I had a great time at Don Prudhomme Racing for the number of years that I was there, but it was time for a change. Between crewing and driving, I was there for 20 years, so that’s half my life. I have a great opportunity driving for Alan Johnson and his Al‑Anabi Racing team, and I’m really looking forward to the challenge.
“With what Alan Johnson has accomplished in the last five years – heck, the last 15 years - any driver would love to work with someone with his credentials. From the first time I talked to AJ about this team, what excited me is that he has a two-year, a five-year and even a 10-year plan. I’m flattered and honored that he wants me to be a part of it. Alan won 15 races at Don Schumacher Racing last year – that’s incredible, but what hooked me is his long-term planning as far as what he wants to do and where he wants to go. I want to ride his coat tails.
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