Johnny’s involvement in drag racing began at birth. Being born into a family of racers paved a solid foundation for his passion in the sport.
Ahten Racing began as early as the late 1960’s with brothers Al and Bob, Johnny’s father and Uncle, hitting the local strips of Southern California. Today, he is the driver of the Ahten Racing Nitro-methane powered A/Fuel Dragster. Eclipsing 270 miles per hour in less than 5.3 seconds is standard fare for the Santa Clarita, Calif. based race car driver.
When not racing, Johnny is employed as a Firefighter Specialist with the Los Angeles County Fire Department. He has moved up through the ranks to be the one who drives and pumps the fire engine. He gets to drive fast on and off the track. “Both my racing and my career can be very similar,” noted Ahten.”Both require good people skills and performance under pressure.”
Johnny uses our CleanBoost 70W Racing Oil and his car is wrapped showing our Combust Filters manufactured by Combustion Technologies. Combust Filters are like no other filters on the market, utilizing water removal technology, oil and fuel can be filtered cleaner than the factory and can be utilized for extended use.
Video link Johnny Ahten: 2017 Racing Season in Review:"Click Here"
Chris Demke: Top Alcohol Blown Dragster
Combustion Technologies & CleanBoost Oil are proud to have partnered with several drivers in the Drag Racing world. Our drivers and race teams are vital ambassadors for our line of products, and are reputable and marketable teams. We are proud to be working with all the racers of the NHRA and IHRA and hope you will look at our products for your team.
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Video: Rocky Mountain Raceway Nitro Jam: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Je7qZOQhhcM&list=FLV78sWUhSm61SfXUsXfdJsQ
Johnny Ahten: A/Fuel Dragster
Joey runs and operates Woodburn Dragstrip and obviously knows the facility better than anyone who’ll line up against him.“This track is a seven-days-a-week job,” says Severance, who does everything from plunging toilets to handling souvenir sales to prepping the all-concrete surface. “It’s a lot different, being on this side of things. Woodburn Dragstrip is a proud sponsor of CleanBoost Oil and also offers/sells the CleanBoost Oil at this location. Joey and his team have been running CleanBoost 70W Racing Oil for 4 years now, we are proud to be working with Joey and his family.
Joey has had an amazing run of being the world champion three years in a row: 2015, 2016, 2017and 2018 seasons in theTAD Class
(NHRA), Congratulations Joey for an amazing run of events and for representing CleanBoost Oil and CleanBoost EMT.
Video link of Joey's amazing driving skills: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDTDtqj_f5w
Garrett Bateman: A/Fuel Dragster
The SynOil Racing Team is truly a team and family affair. Car owner Geoff Goodwin is part of the Canadian Motorsports Hall of Fame.
Driver Greg Hunter has taken the SynOil Funny car to a 261 MPH, 5:57 ET and still has more to give the power house if needed. One thing that stands out with the SynOil Racing Team is Greg's back up girl, his wife Staci that always make sure Greg is pointing straight down the 1320 ft of track each and every time. CleanBoost Oil is glad to be part of the SynOil Racing team making sure their engine has a great 70W racing oil protecting those important and expensive parts.
Video link of Greg Hunter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4hVAeFmp2A
Steve Macklyn (Top Alcohol Funny Car) TAFC
At the age of 16 years old, Steve made his first run down the drag strip in Grand Junction, Colorado in his dad's Sonny injected SBC powered front engine dragster. After nagging Sonny for months, his father caved and let Steve drive moving forward. Steve now drives his BBC powered beat (E1 Alter) following in his dad's foot steps and he tried to rotate the earth each and every pass.
CleanBoost Oil support Steve as he makes racing a family affair with his beautiful wife and son Sonny as they travel the Nostalgia series winning Walley's and representing what a true racer is all about. Make sure to check our Steve and his brothers website, it is a great website about family, racing and current events in the racing world. http://www.schoenfeldracing.com/index.html
Video of Steve Schoenfeld: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKsmiTXL85g
Don Hudson: Nostalgia Funny Car
In addition to sponsoring professional drag racing teams, CleanBoost is proud to support local sportsman racers who take the time to build some serious racing machines. Built in shops and garages around the world, these sportsman racers keep the passion moving forward and make sure drag racing stays alive. CleanBoost Oil and CleanBoost EMT is a big part of keeping these high performance racer cars on the track each weekend.
Don owns and operates A & J Construction Inc. which is a private company that specializes Concrete Construction, Roads, Highways, Sidewalks, Etc. and located in Edmonton, AB, Canada. Don has been a dedicated CleanBoost 70W user since 2010 and his team give 100% each and every pass when it comes to competing in the Lucas NHRA series. Don has the fastest A-Fuel Dragster in MPH in the NHRA in 2015, this car runs great.
Video link Don St. Arnaud: Salt Lake City IHRA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdlvWIagw5A
Joey Severance: Top Alcohol Blown Dragster 4-Time (2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018 World Champion TAD)
The Pomponio Racing Team is truly a family affair. Dan and his wife’s, Beth, first date was to a drag race. Now, the team includes son, Danny as crew chief, daughter, Maureen, son-in-law, Ted, and their two children. Dan's brother, John, has been part of the team since he was 10 years old. His son, Johnny, continues the family love of drag racing as a team member, also. Rounding out the team is long time friend and Super Gas racer, Pete "Lucky" Luciano, and his daughter, Leanne. Dan and his team has been using CleanBoost Racing Oil for over 4 years now and we are proud to be part of his family.
Video link Dan Pomponio: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8TR2XOTfoo
Steve Gasparelli : T/A Funny Car
HIX KEIGLEY MOSBY Motorsports: AA Fuel Altered
Driver: Steve Schoenfeld: NHRA Altered
Hunter Jones is a 19-year-old Rookie Top Alcohol Funny Car Driver looking to make a big statement in the NHRA Drag Racing League. Hunter started his drag racing career back in 2010 as a junior drag racer, competing for a total of six year in the class, collecting numerous wins and 3 Championships along the way. Equipped with supporting and knowledgeable Parents/Team Owners, an incredibly hard-working team and a World Championship tuner, Hunter is ready to make his team’s name known in the NHRA.
Running an Aluminum Big Block Ford and CleanBoost Oil, Adrian has had some great success sled pulling in Canada and the States.
Adrian and his son Greg are true Ford enthusiast and have been in drag racing and tractor pulling for over 25 years.
Steve's experience of over 40 years includes ATVs, dirt oval, sprint cars, asphalt oval in modifieds, monster trucks, bobsleds, and of course drag racing which started it and over the years has included 10sec CAMARO, CIFCA FUNNY car, nitro FC, nostalgia FC and our current car. I have National event wins in IHRA Nitro FC. We are glad Steve and his family are is part of the CleanBoost family.
Hunter Jones (Top Alcohol Funny Car)TAFC
Dan Hix grew up surrounded by racing whether it was his uncle drag racing or his dad on the dirt track. As a sophmore in high school he purchased a chassis from the Miner Bros. At the end of 2013 Hix Keigley Mosby Motorsports was formed. The “Heatseeker” AA Fuel Altered made its debut 1 week before the 2014 March Meet for testing and licensing. The team went on to qualify 3rd and win the 2014 Bakersfield March Meet. The team came back to the 2015 March Meet and won again for back to back wins. CleanBoost Oil has helped us protect the parts it takes to carry this fire breathing fuel altered all the way to the winners circle.
Mathew Leonard "Nitro Rat Racing : AA Fuel Altered & 7.0 Pro
Cody began making trips down the dragstrip at age 8. He received his first Jr. dragster at the local track on his eighth birthday and began passes that day. This was back when Jr. drag racing was still in its infancy and the cars really were powered by 5 horsepower lawn mower engines. The cars ran in the fifteen second zone at 35 MPH on regular pump gas.
Cody won in Billings Montana in 2006 in what was his first event behind the wheel of a Top Alcohol Dragster, beating some of the best blown alcohol dragsters in the country. The Blown Chances Alcohol Dragster returned to the final in Billings in 2007 only to suffer a heartbreaking .01 second loss. However, at the next event in Bakersfield, California the Blown Chances team took home the win in their third final round appearance of the season.
Cody these days is licensed to drive TAD, TAFC, SC, NFC or basically any drag car in the NHRA series except Top Fuel Dragster, but give him some time, he is a talented racer and if given the chance could drive any and most cars out there.
Video link Cody "Flash" Perkins: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94RqkB0uC_o
Growing up in the United Kingdom Manners didn't get to see much racing in person, but what he did see was enough to keep him interested throughout his childhood. Then one day, on a sunny afternoon at Santa Pod Raceway, Manners got to see the legendary Don Garlits make a pass behind the wheel of his Top Fuel machine.
From then on Manners knew that is all he ever wanted to do. "Although I was very interested in hot rods and drag racing when I was growing up in the U.K., I didn't get to see much of it," Manners said. "But then one day I got to see Don Garlits race and that was all it took.
"Video link Mike Manners: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kfb3wYIF1NQ
Cody "Flash" Perkins : Top Alcohol Blown Dragster & Funny Car
James Day is a working man with the spunk and humbleness fans of drag racing gravitate too. A second-generation drag racer growing up in the hot bed of the sport, Southern California, Day has literally worked his way to becoming one of the most sought after drivers in drag racing today. From front motored Top Fuel Dragsters and Funny Cars, to the modern-day 300 mile per hour monsters of the quarter-mile, Day has driven them all. However, he didn’t start as a driver. Like everything in his life, he worked his way to the top.
James is the driver of John Lindsay’s CleanBoost PERFORMANCE MOTOR OILS sponsored Monte Carlo NHRA Nitro Funny Car and uses CleanBoost 70W Racing Oil to protect his 8,000 Horse Power engine.
Currently James is driving Gary Turners Nostalgia Funny Car "The Pedaler" and enjoying all the seat time he gets, James is a great driver.
Video of James Day: Living the Dream https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmRiZASDPwI
Scott Stanger: Nostalgia Funny Car
Gasparrelli is a 10-time national event winner who has scored three times at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, at the season-ending event in 2000, 2002, and 2005. His father is late West Coast racing legend Lou Gasparrelli, who drove competitive entries from the Gasser Wars era through the evolution of the Top Alcohol Funny Car class. The elder Gasparrelli won in Pomona twice, at the season-opening event in 1986 and 1993.
Video link of Steve Gasparelli: US Nationals https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxoE5GLNJxw
Synoil Racing: T/A Funny Car
CleanBoost Performance Motor Oil is proud to have partnered with Chris Demke and team owner Jerry Maddern for the 2010 NHRA season. Demke has captured two NHRA National Event Victories so far in 2010 and is on a quest to capture the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series championship.
2014 TAD World Champion, Demke and Maddern choose to use our CleanBoost 70W Racing Oil to protect their highly competitive 471 Cubic Inch Blown Alcohol Dragster. They also use the CleanBoost EMT Metal Treatment to protect the 3-speed manual transmission and the rear end gears. The team also uses our NANO-SHEEN Waterless Wash and Shine to clean their award winning Dragster.
For the 2016 NHRA season, Chris Demke will be sponsored by on of our CleanBoost distributors: www.boostperformanceproducts.com
To learn more about Chris Demke, please visit his website at maddernracing.com
Video link Chris Demke: Racing "Chris Demke": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xI8VTnsWFB4
Don St. Arnaud: A/Fuel Dragster
Todd licenses in 2005 in a A/Fuel-TAD option, basically Todd can drive most any race car and can drive it well. Todd received his Funny Car license in 2011 driving a Datsun Funny Car @ 206.25 MPH with a time of 6.849. Todd lives and breathes drag racing as when he is not in the seat of some sort of drag car, Todd is helping on crews with great teams such as Sean Bellemeur, Shelly Anderson, John Force, Cory Mac, Connie Kalitta and Russ Parker. Todd is a down to earth family man and a great friend to all racers, CleanBoost Oil is proud to work with Todd as he is a great promoter of CleanBoost products.
Video of Todd Swinford: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIsRrhwWNFY
Mike Morel Racing: Nostalgia Funny Car
HipLink Software is the primary sponsor for Henkelman Motorsports, fielding an A/Fuel Dragster in the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and at NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series events. Tuning duties are shared by recognized Top Fuel tuner Rick Henkelman and Rick's son that can tune a car down any track. Garrett Bateman handling the driving duties and as you may know, Garrett holds world records in land speed at Bonneville Salt Flats. Garrett can drive any race car, he is a great talent and we are glad he is part of the CleanBoost family. Garrett is sponsored by one of our distributors, Boost Performance Products, Garret thanks Brent and Rick each weekend for helping live his dream of racing.
Video link Garrett Bateman: Woodburn Race Way: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xa0-0RkoGqE
Mike Manners: A/Fuel Dragster
Scott runs a couple of cars an awesome Fiat and a Dodge Challenger Funny Car. the Fiat was originally built in the late 60's and raced mostly in California. Scott bought it right after high school and has raced it on and off ever since. We have recently added the "Bad Manners II" Nostalgia Funny Car to our team. Scott is from Utah and races between Utah, Idaho and Nevada. Scott and his team has started running the CleanBoost oil in late June of 2014, we are proud to have Scott and Bad Manners Racing flying the CleanBoost colors.
Video of Scott Stanger: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqtTdd3otEk
Todd Swinford: Nostalgia Funny Car
James Day: Top Fuel & Nostalgia Funny Car Driver
Don Hudson is a self employed Real Estate Broker out of Morro Bay, Ca. A husband, father of 3 daughters and 2 grand children, Long time div 7 TAD, TAFC and now NFC runner. Multiple time winner LODRS in TAD, multiple time top 10 finisher in Div 7 TAD and TAFC, also a top 10 finish in NFC heritage series.Hudson is known for having spotless equipment that performs well, the Car is a tribute to longtime west coast racer Don Johnson, his Beachcomber entries were always classy and ran well. Our all volunteer team looks to concentrate on NHRA heritage series events and select match race opportunities, please follow us on social media.
Sportsman Racer: Jesse Adams (Top Dragster, Super Pro, Super Comp)
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Dan Pomponio : T/A Funny Car
Mathew Leonard has been involved in drag racing since he was a few months old back in Australia. His father, Len Leonard, is one of the early pioneers of drag racing in Australia. His mum, Jan, has even dabbled in driving a few racecars herself, and his brother, Warren, also has a blown front engine dragster.
Mathew joined fellow Adelaide boy, Robert Schwab, in Elko, Nevada to race Robert’s Alcohol Funny Car on the CIFCA circuit. After a successful tour on the West Coast, Mathew went back to Australia to continue racing before returning in 1999 to once again help Robert with his new Nitro Funny Car.
At the end of 2002, Mathew decided it was time to spend more time with his wife, start a family (daughter Gemma); and design, engineer, build, tune, fund, and of course drive the NitroRat Altered that he presently entertains himself and the crowds with today. Mathew has built several cars over the years; and the latest one is Darryl Walford’s Nitro Funny Car that he shipped back to Australia to run the series down there. Darryl is also proud to run the CleanBoost oils and supports the company down in Australia.
Video of Mathew Leonard: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Go4GNZQuh8