NHRA: Langdon, Re-Branded Alan Johnson Racing To Compete at Pomona Winternationals

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BROWNSBURG, Ind. — official team release — C&R Racing photo —

Alan Johnson Racing (AJR) and 2013 Top Fuel World Champion Shawn Langdon announced on Thursday that they will open the 2015 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season next week at the 55th annual Circle K NHRA Winternationals in Pomona, Calif.

AJR is moving forward into the new season while exploring multiple sponsorship options for 2015 and beyond after unexpectedly losing its funding in the final days of 2014.  Longtime Alan Johnson Racing crew chiefs Brian Husen and Jason McCulloch will serve as co-crew chiefs on Langdon’s Alan Johnson Racing dragster.

With the separation from Al-Anabi Racing, Khalid alBalooshi is no longer driving for Alan Johnson Racing.

“We enjoyed our six years with Al-Anabi Racing, and we experienced great success,” team owner Alan Johnson said.  “We appreciate the opportunity to compete for Al-Anabi Racing and thank Sheikh Khalid (Al-Anabi Racing team owner, His Excellency Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Thani) for everything he did for us.  We had a great run, but now we must move on and focus on the future.”

“We are going to Pomona with every intention of winning the Winternationals; we are in discussions with multiple entities about sponsoring our race team, and part of that process is showing the level of excellence at which our team competes.  We won the Winternationals last year, and our goal is to repeat as Winternationals champions next weekend.”

Alan Johnson Racing won NHRA Mello Yello Top Fuel world championships in 1997, ’98, 2000, ‘10, ’11 and ’13.  The team won 42 races in the last six seasons with drivers Larry Dixon, Del Worsham, Langdon and alBalooshi.

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