Las Vegas, NV. – Johnny Ahten is not the kind of guy to take chances, but this weekend in Las Vegas at the DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals it’s time to step up at the Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The first two races of the year have not yielded the results Ahten is looking for. Now just a few miles from the craps tables and slot machines, he is looking for just a small handout from lady luck.
“I’m not real big on hitting the casinos, the only thing I want in my hand this weekend is a steering wheel and brake handle,” said Ahten. “There’s only one way to beat a royal flush, and that’s with an A/Fuel dragster. Hopefully the weather will cooperate and give us some good air and low temps. Our team has put the work in and so far we have been rewarded with more work.”
In the weeks following the Phoenix regional, Johnny and Al Ahten installed a fresh motor, went through the tune-up options and they are now ready to deal with whatever the tricky track and stiff competition brings.
“We have run well in Vegas and the last time we raced here at the Fall Regional race we runner-upped,” added Ahten.
Major sponsors Island Renovations and Combust Filters remain, with the Vegas spotlights shining on featured sponsors DJ Safety and EPHA products. Making sure the Stump Puller is up to task is crew chief Al Ahten,racing partner Howard Katano, Bob Ahten, Kevin "Shark" Colvell, John Mark and Bobby Langston lending a hand. Johnny Ahten will continue his clutch management duties, all the while keeping an eye out for that lucky lady.
Stay in touch with Johnny and Ahten Racing at facebook.com/JohnnyAhtenRacing, and on Twitter and Instagram at: @Ahtenracing and on Pinterest at pinterest.com/ahten
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