Van Johnson was at State Capitol Raceway tuning his Chevelle for Super Street racing, NHRA style. Van, Stella and Chandra along with his friend Nick were tending to the car.

Van got off to a rough start, having to look for fuel. Several Baton Rouge area racers came to the rescue with enough fuel to complete the testing session. Stella and Chandra are in charge of the weather station, calculations and general log keeping. They also enter all data in the timers to set the throttle stop. Van made several runs. The first pass was way off the mark, but subsequent runs netted 10. 92 and 10.89 @ approximately 150 MPH. Van then let it all hang out and ran a 8.77 @ 150.6 MPH. Houston Hawkins come out to help with the later runs. Van PHOTOS

State Capitol Raceway Test & Tune Photos – March 1, 2009.