Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Joe Amato & Blaine Johnson Make NHRA History At Topeka - July 5, 1996

July 5, 1996
Joe Amato
(Photo: mshf.com)
Top Fuel star Joe Amato became the first racer in NHRA history to break the 4.6-second barrier with a run of 4.595 seconds at Topeka, Kansas, USA. Moments after Amato's record run the late Blaine Johnson topped Amato with a run of 4.592 seconds at 312.02 mph.

The main grandstand adjacent to the starting line at Heartland Park Topeka is named after Johnson, who died later in 1996 in a racing accident.

See; "Remembering" Blaine Johnson

1 comment:

  1. Did photo work for Joe. Super guy.Didn't get to meet Blaine.

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