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Ahten Family Racing

Posted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:39 am
by F/C Girl
Johnny Ahten Anticipates 2011 Racing Season

Santa Clarita, Ca. -- The off season has proven to be short for many NHRA Drag Racing Teams. Johnny Ahten, pilot of the Ahten Family Top Alcohol Dragster team is thrilled that the off season is rapidly coming to an end.

After finishing out the 2011 season placing 3rd within the 2010 Lucas Oil Drag Racing Pacific Division 7 points series, Ahten’s team is hoping to better that this year and they know with the competition, they have their work cut out for them.

“We were having some issues with our fuel system” noted Ahten, “that was causing us severe part carnage. We’ve consulted several crew chiefs, including Don Jackson. We changed some things around and are now armed with a new combination along with parts and we have high hopes moving into the new year.

“Right now, we have 8 to 10 races schedule for the 2011 Season. We will decide as the opportunity arises if we will compete more through out the year”.

Second generation racer Ahten credits much of the team’s success to the countless amount of hours that his father, Al Ahten spends servicing the dragster at their shop. This enables the rest of the team to earn their livings and focus on racing when they need to most.

Ahten Family Racing would like to give special recognition to their marketing partners that have helped them continue live their drag racing dream: CleanBoost Performance Oil, Island Renovations, FireIce and Hedman Hedders.

Re: Ahten Family Racing

Posted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 2:44 pm
by F/C Girl
Johnny Ahten Racing Pursuing Strong Results For 2011 Season Opener at Firebird Raceway

Chandler, Az. -- Armed with a new combination, the Santa Clarita, California based Fire Captain, Johnny Ahten, will be piloting his Ahten Family Racing Top Alcohol Dragster Team at the Pacific Division 7 Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event in Chandler, Arizona. The Team is more than anxious to kick off their 2011 drag racing season.

“We’ve worked really hard this off season” noted Ahten, “a lot of research and changes have gone into our racing’s performance structure. We’re looking to get some valuable laps this weekend that will take us with fresh data prior to heading back home for the Winternationals.

“All of the teams in attendance this weekend are hoping that the weather here at Firebird remains steady so we can get our Division 7 season opener behind us. As of now, the forecast calls for questionable weather on Saturday and we’re all keeping our fingers crossed that it will move through by Sunday”.

Top Alcohol Dragster and Funny Car will have two qualifying sessions on Friday, February 18th at 2 and 5 p.m. Qualifying continues on Saturday, February 19th with Final eliminations beginning for the Alcohol Class on Sunday, February 20th at noon. Racing schedule is subject to change.

Re: Ahten Family Racing

Posted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:44 am
by F/C Girl
Johnny Ahten Optimistic For Success In Pomona

Pomona, Ca. -- Native Californian and Los Angeles County Fire Captain Johnny Ahten, pilot of the Clean Boost Performance Ahten Family Racing Dragster is more than ready to contest the 51st running of the Kragen - Oreilly Auto Part NHRA Full Throttle Winternationals.

“Last weekend was our first division race in Phoenix” noted Ahten, “It was a long weekend with all of the rain and although we were qualified sixth as of Friday night, many of the members of our team had commitments that could not be rescheduled forcing us to leave prior to Monday‘s festivities.

“The weather this weekend is looking a bit sketchy as well, but we are at our home track and can make accommodations to do whatever it takes to compete in Pomona”.

Ahten gives special thanks to all of the members of his crew that help pull their racing efforts together: his Dad, Al Ahten, Howard Katano, Kevin “Shark” Colvell, Todd “Rocky” Rockwell, his uncle, Bob Ahten, and Co Crew Chief - Consultant, Don Jackson.

Qualifying at the The Kragen-O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals for the Top Alcohol Class begins on Thursday, Februarty 24th, 2011 at 11:30 A.M. and continues on Friday at 11:30 and 2:30. 1st Round of Eliminations are scheduled for Saturday at 12:45 with Final Eliminations slated to begin at 11:00 A.M on Sunday.

Schedule is subject to change.

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Re: Ahten Family Racing

Posted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 7:01 pm
by F/C Girl
And the Hits keep on Coming......Congratulations Johnny!!

Johnny Ahten Partners with Clean Boost Performance Oil for 2011 Racing Season

Santa Clarita, Ca. -- Bringing together the support to facilitate a drag racing initiative is never an easy task for any race team. Despite those odds, it is with great pleasure for Johnny Ahten to announce that he has resigned a major associate partnership with Clean Boost Performance Racing Oil.

“We are very happy to be a part of the Clean Boost Family” noted Ahten, “to represent such great people that have a genuinely proven great product puts together a win/win situation for all of us.

“We look forward to our 2011 Drag Racing Season and providing back performance results directly relating to our number one choice of racing oil”.

“Johnny Ahten and his Team are great people and racers” said Jim LeClaire, Director of Sales and Marketing for the Clean Boost organization. “We look forward to our continued partnership with Johnny and wish him much success for the 2011 Season”.

Clean Boost 70W Racing Oil is specifically blended for nitro-methane and methanol fuel burning engine applications. Additional, it is designed to treat and protect the internal moving parts of an engine, reduce friction, reduce operating temperatures and create a better film strength for longevity of parts.

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Re: Ahten Family Racing

Posted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 6:19 pm
by F/C Girl
Johnny Ahten Racing Doubling the Racing Odds in Vegas

Las Vegas, Nv. -- The racing team of Johnny Ahten and his Family’s Clean Boost / Island Renovations Top Alcohol Dragster has been anticipating the next two weekends in Las Vegas since pulling out of Pomona earlier this year.

Ahten’s team has had plenty of time to plan their approach for the next two weekends of racing and are extremely excited to pick up where they left off.

“We ran an off pace 5.39, the long way down the track in Pomona” said Ahten, “after servicing the car, we were all pretty happy that not only is there plenty left in the tune up, but that all of our changes took us in the correct direction and we didn’t suffer any carnage.

“Division 7 is known for having very tough competition. We’re looking for quick and consistent laps in Vegas and are going to take each pass one step at a time.”

Qualifying for the Top Alcohol Class begins on Friday, March 25th at 3:00 PM and continues on Saturday, March 26th at Noon and 4:00 PM. Final Eliminations will begin on Sunday, March 27th at Noon.

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