Johnson proudly uses an EBC Brakes SRK clutch kit on his modified drag bike
Birmingham, AL-based Steve Johnson took home gold in the Pro Stock Motorcycle category of the 2021 National Hot Rod Association [NHRA] Nationals, held at Maple Grove Raceway in Reading, PA on 13 September.
Johnson uses EBC’s SRK clutch kit which includes a set of aramid-lined friction plates and heavy-duty clutch springs for the ultimate launch every time.
The weekend was the start of the six-race ‘Countdown to the Championship’ – NHRA’s version of stick and ball playoffs.
With this win (the second for the team this year), Johnson is on top of the Camping World Drag Racing Series points battle, with just five races remaining.
“Winning at this level is really a dream,” said Johnson. “When we won back in May [at the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in Charlotte] it helped us with money and credibility, but this win puts our team in first place for the Camping World Championship. We have all been working hard but I have learned something from my home state and specifically the football teams: if the team all does each one of their jobs correctly, the process will deliver a result that we all will just love.”
Steve Johnson Racing in Birmingham (Irondale) was built in 2000 as a business plan to chase a career in motorsports/NHRA. This is the first time since 2014 that Johnson has led the championship points. The next race is the Dewalt NHRA Carolina Nationals in Charlotte at zMAX Dragway – the Bellagio of drag strips, on September 17-19.