“We don’t have the fastest car right now,” Johnson said. “But we have a very consistent car and you can win a lot of races like that.”
Drivers in Top Fuel, Funny Car and Pro Stock will battle it out all weekend in Las Vegas for the most coveted trophy in all of drag racing, the Wally. Along with Johnson (Pro Stock), the other defending race winners are Spencer Massey (Top Fuel) and Robert Hight (Funny Car) at the fan-favorite event that will be televised on ESPN2 and ESPN2HD.
In order to defend his Las Vegas title Johnson will face some tough competitors, which includes ultra-quick Edwards, young gun Vincent Nobile, who won the season-opening Winternationals, and Gatornationals runner-up Jeg Coughlin. Phoenix winner Erica Enders-Stevens, and the Summit Racing tandem of Greg Anderson and Jason Line, who are always tough at their team owner Ken Black’s home track, also will be in the hunt for victory.
Two of those drivers – Coughlin and Nobile – are teammates with Johnson, which makes the task of beating them a little more complicated for the driver of the Team Mopar Dodge Avenger.