NHRA Driver
Kurt Johnson
Johnson
  • Date of birth:
    March 23, 1963
  • Hometown:
    Lawrenceville, Ga.
  • Sponsor/Car:
    Total Seal GXP
  • Crew Chief:
    Kurt Johnson
  • Career Wins: 40
    PS: 40
  • Career Final Rounds: 78
    PS: 78
  • Career Best E.T.:
    6.526
  • Career Best Speed:
    211.83
Career Highlights
  • 2013: Competed in a limited schedule; Advanced to two semifinals at Las Vegas 2 and Pomona 2
  • 2012: Reached the quarterfinals at Bristol and Norwalk
  • 2011: Won the Charlotte 2 race, his first victory since 2008; raced to two runner-up finishes; qualified for the final 13 races of the season
  • 2010: Reached the semifinal at Seattle, Sonoma and Charlotte 2; Qualified into top half of field at five consecutive races (Atlanta-Bristol); Qualified a season-high third at Bristol
  • 2009: Reached final rounds at Phoenix and Pomona 2; Finished in the top 10 for the 17th consecutive season; Recorded career best time and speed
  • 2008: Finished in Full Throttle Series top 10 for the 16th consecutive time; has never finished outside the top 10 in his career; Recorded career-best time and speed; Extended his streak of winning at least one race per season to 14 consecutive years
  • 2007: Competed in the inaugural Countdown to 4; Finished in the POWERade Series top 10 for the 15th consecutive time; Extended his streak of winning at least one race per season to 13 consecutive years; Recorded career best time
  • 2006: Finished in the POWERade Series top five for the 12th time; Extended his streak of winning at least one event per season to 12 consecutive years; Recorded career best time and speed
  • 2005: Posted career-best time and speed; Extended his streak of winning at least one event in a season to 11 consecutive years; Earned four wins in seven final-round appearances; Earned four No. 1 qualifiers
  • 2004: Earned the victory at Phoenix, extending his streak of winning at least one race per season to 10 years; Was one of just four Pro Stock drivers to earn a victory; Has finished in the POWERade Top 10 in each professional season dating back to 1993
  • 2003: Earned four wins in 10 final rounds; recorded career-best numbers in time and speed; has earned at least one victory for nine consecutive seasons; earned a career-best 1,754 points; has finished in the top 10 of the standings in each year of his career; has qualified in the No. 1 spot at one national event for nine consecutive seasons; won a career-best 49 rounds and never lost in the first round
  • 2002: Used a victory at Pomona 2 to extend his winning streak to eight consecutive seasons
  • 2001: Won at Pomona 1; Runner-up to father Warren at Denver, where Warren surpassed Bob Glidden as Pro Stock's most prolific driver
  • 2000: Finished in the top five in the Pro Stock point standings for the eighth consecutive season; Finished second in the points for the second time in his career
  • 1998: Became third member of the Speed Pro 200-mph Pro Stock Club with a run of 200.13 mph at Gainesville
  • 1994: Became first Pro Stock driver to make a run quicker than seven seconds with a pass of 6.988 seconds on May 20, 1994
  • 1993: NHRA Rookie of the Year

Personal
  • Wife: Kathy
  • Daughter: Erin Elizabeth (6/30/98)
  • Sons: Conner Emory, Jarrett Kurt
  • Height/weight: 5´9´´, 180 lbs.
  • Hobby: Going to the gym and spending time with his wife and children
  • Is a second-generation driver following in the footsteps of his father, Warren Johnson, who is a six-time Pro Stock world champion

 
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