Johnson achieved a class win in the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals on his Hayabusa drag bike
Birmingham, AL-based Steve Johnson recently stormed to victory with his drag-prepped Suzuki Hayabusa in the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals event based at Bristol Motor Speedway, Tennessee.
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.
You can hear how the event panned out in his team’s own words below.
“The Steve Johnson Racing team debuted a new look at the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals, with the latest Gen-3 Suzuki Hayabusa body and new wrap.
“We qualified in the #6 position with a 6.875 @195mph. The bike made consistent runs in the first three rounds of eliminations at 6.880, 6.899, and 6.894. In Round 2, Steve posted a holeshot win with a 0.028 reaction time.
“In the final round, Steve was able to coast to victory after seeing the undefeated Gaige Herrera go red on the starting line. Steve also crossed a landmark 750 rounds of NHRA competition in the first round of the day.
– We currently sit at #3 in NHRA Camping World Championship Series points.
– The next race will be the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals in Norwalk, OH on June 22-25, 2023. Steve will also compete in the Mission 2Fast 2Tasty Challenge.”