Allen Johnson wins at Bandimere

Updated: July 22, 2012, 9:03 PM ET
Associated Press

MORRISON, Colo. -- Pro Stock racer Allen Johnson continued his mastery of Bandimere Speedway, racing to his fourth win at the track during the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals on Sunday.

Antron Brown, Jack Beckman and Eddie Krawiec also won in their respective categories at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series event near Denver.

Johnson defeated V. Gaines in the Pro Stock finals with a winning run of 6.951 seconds at 197.31, beating Gaines' 7.144 at 160.35. Johnson, the No. 1 qualifier, set a track record for elapsed time and took over the category points lead with his victory in his Dodge Avenger.

"I am just real proud to be able to give this Wally trophy to Mopar for their 75th anniversary," Johnson said. "I can't say enough about my team this weekend. What a great effort. And to take over the points lead from those Summit guys is just a bonus."

In Top Fuel, Brown defeated Brandon Bernstein, who continues his winless drought. Brown had a winning pass of 3.957 at 308.21 to Bernstein's 3.959 at 307.58. With the victory, Brown moves into second in the points standing.

Beckman powered to his second Funny Car win of the year when he defeated rookie driver Courtney Force with a run of 4.277 seconds at 293.79 seconds in a Dodge Charger to Force's 4.289 at 283.49 in Force's Ford Mustang.

In Pro Stock Motorcycle, Krawiec defeated teammate Andrew Hines in the final when Hines fouled out, handing the win to Krawiec. This was the fourth win in four final-round appearances for Krawiec.


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