Sonoma, CA. (July 18, 2019) - There is a reason Sonoma Raceway is one of Johnny Ahten’s favorite tracks. Way back in 2004 it was the scene of Ahten’s first national event. This weekend, Ahten returns to wine country to race, reflect and feel the rush of his AFuel dragster known as the Stump Puller.
“After a few months off I can’t wait to get back on track and make some noise and experience the speed of this nitro-injected beast,” said Ahten. “I love it here in Sonoma and I would like to thank Kyle Seipel for bringing us back. This race is going to be a blast. We went through the car stem to stern, and we are confident in our focused clutch program and race package.”
Joining Johnny Ahten in Sonoma will be his son Eli, his crew chief dad Al, his brother Bob, Kevin “Shark” Colvell and Team Partner Howard Katano. This “Six-Pack” is bound together with a love of racing and teamwork.
“When we are at the races we forget about the stress of our daily lives and concentrate on racing,” added Ahten. “We have been doing this together for quite a while now and we are going to need to be sharp with the heavy hitters that will be here.”
Qualifying for the LODRS Sonoma Regional is scheduled to begin on Friday, July 19th at 3:30pm, with two other sessions at 6:00pm and 8:15pm. Round 1 of eliminations is scheduled for Saturday at 1:30pm, with round 2 at 4:00pm. The finals will finish up the event and is scheduled for 6:30pm.
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