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Johnson wins again in Mile-High NHRA Nationals

By: AP Sports
By: AP Sports

MORRISON, Colo. (AP) -- Defending Pro Stock champion Allen Johnson won the Mile-High NHRA Nationals for the fifth time Sunday, holding off Colorado native V. Gaines in the final round.

Making his seventh straight final-round appearance in the event, Johnson raced to his fourth victory of the year with a 6.989-second run at 196.87 mph in a Dodge Avenger. He was two straight victories at the Colorado track and four in the past five years.

Spencer Massey won the Top Fuel division, Cruz Pedregon topped the Funny Car field, and Shawn Gann won in Pro Stock Motorcycle. Massey raced to his third victory of the season and 13th of his career, beating Bob Vandergriff in the final. Massey powered his dragster to a 3.974 at 309.27.


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