Allen Johnson’s Mile High Nationals victory this year was his first of the season and first since he won this race last year. “It was great having all the Mopar folks here. They’re not just sponsors to us. They’re like family”, said Johnson, “This was the perfect place to get my first win of the year.”
En route to the 20th final of his career, Johnson’s Weld Racing wheel equipped Mopar Avenger roared past Bob Yonke, Greg Anderson, and Johnny Gray with a trio of six-second passes: 6.973, 6.998, and 6.997, all of which were low for the round to earn the right to face Coughlin in the final.
Johnson, who also won in Denver in 2007 and was runner-up in 2008, was never challenged in the final, cutting a .004 light and racing to a 6.97 to win against Coughlin, who had to abort his final-round pass. “We wouldn’t mind having all 23 races here,” said Johnson. “We really have an awesome setup for here. The engine guys, the car guys, and everyone else did their job can’t say enough about them. We just made a perfect run every run. To go up against Greg in the second round and of course against Jeg in the final, I knew that I had to be on my game. Fortunately I was able to do that. I had a .073 light in the first round and knew that I had to pick it up after that. I was tickled with the .004 that I had in the final. We’re just going to have to keep getting after it, be aggressive in trying to win the championship and hopefully pull it off.