Woodburn, Ore. – Three generations of Ahten’s will be racing this weekend at Woodburn Dragstrip for the LODRS Regional. Crew Chief Al, driver Johnny, and Johnny’s son Owen Ahten will all be in Oregon to continue the shake down and tuning of the new Stump Puller.
“It still has that new car shine, and that new car smell,” said Johnny Ahten. “We only have eight laps on it, and we hope to get two test runs in on Friday. I am patently optimistic, but we are all excited to get back to racing after the time off. Right now our goal is to win data. The round wins will come. I am expecting a hot and greasy track, and we had a great hot weather tune-up with the old car. We will have to see what transfers, and listen to what this new car wants. Making power is not a problem, and if we pick up where we left off in Vegas I will be happy.“
The Island Renovations/Combust Filters dragster is in the capable hands of Al Ahten, team partner Howard Katano, Bob Ahten, Kevin Colvell, Chuck Costabile, and very special crewman for the weekend Owen Ahten. Testing at Woodburn Dragstrip is scheduled for Friday at noon and 4pm. Saturday qualifying will take place at noon, 2pm, and 4pm.
The presence of four Ahten family members along with a full crew bode well for the new Stump Puller’s chances for more than just a winning of data this weekend. Stay informed at: http://www.facebook.com/JohnnyAhtenRacing
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