Johnny Ahten Anticipates 2011 Racing Season
Courtesy of Ahten Family
Santa Clarita, CA – The off season has proven to be short for many NHRA Drag Racing Teams. Johnny Ahten, pilot of the Ahten Family Top Alcohol Dragster team is thrilled that the off season is rapidly coming to an end.
After finishing out the 2011 season placing 3rd within the 2010 Lucas Oil Drag Racing Pacific Division 7 points series, Ahten’s team is hoping to better that this year and they know with the competition, they have their work cut out for them.
“We were having some issues with our fuel system” noted Ahten, “that was causing us severe part carnage. We’ve consulted several crew chiefs, including Don Jackson. We changed some things around and are now armed with a new combination along with parts and we have high hopes moving into the new year.
“Right now, we have 8 to 10 races schedule for the 2011 Season. We will decide as the opportunity arises if we will compete more through out the year”.
Second generation racer Ahten credits much of the team’s success to the countless amount of hours that his father, Al Ahten spends servicing the dragster at their shop. This enables the rest of the team to earn their livings and focus on racing when they need to most.
Ahten Family Racing would like to give special recognition to their marketing partners that have helped them continue live their drag racing dream: CleanBoost Performance Oil, Island Renovations, FireIce and Hedman Hedders.