2014 Dodge Dart Claims 1st NHRA Victory in 1st Event
Gatornationals Win Is Second Straight for Dodge's Allen Johnson
Well, that certainly didn't take long: Allen Johnson, driving the 2014 Dodge Dart in its first competition appearance on the NHRA circuit, just won the 2014 Gatornationals Pro Stock class with a final run of 6.566 seconds @ 211.73 mph. Johnson, who drove a Dodge Avenger to both last year's Gatornationals and the series' second event of this year, in Arizona, said: “What a great job the Mopar engineers, everybody at Chrysler Group, Dodge and SRT did. I just can’t say enough. For the last two weeks since the Phoenix win, it’s been nonstop. My guys haven’t had a day off. It says a tremendous amount about our crew, and the engineering efforts behind [the Dodge dragster].
“Everything to do with the design of the Dart, the engineers took our input and really came up with a great car. To be able to do [win in its first race] is a huge accomplishment.”