Denver, Colorado –July 22, 2012-
Allen Johnson won the final round of eliminations to win the Wally with his Weld Racing wheel equipped Dodge Avenger at the Mopar Nationals, much to the delight of the Mopar fans and his primary sponsor at their signature event.
“My quote is going to be that ‘practice makes perfect’ as we came up here and tested and developed a combination that’s just bad to the bone,” Johnson said. “We want to do well in front of our Mopar contingent, my bosses, and the people that sign those checks at the end of the year. This year was extra special because it was the 75th anniversary for Mopar. We really, really wanted to win this race so that we could hand them the Wally.”
“There have been a lot of firsts for us this year,” Johnson said. “It’s the first time I’ve won three races in a year in 17 years. You know, this is a tough, danged sport. I don’t care what anybody says. I don’t care how good your car is running. It’s tough to win. For the rest of the Western Swing, we’ve got the car, and if I can do my job, we can bring out that broom at the end.”