Veteran Suzuki racer Steve Johnson snatched the early-season NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle points lead with a victory from the No. 7 qualifying spot at the Gatornationals from Gainesville, Fla., March 16th, 2014.
“The fact that this is the first Suzuki win since 2011 shows that we’ve had a Buell epidemic, actually a V-Twin epidemic,” said Johnson of his sixth career victory. “Last year, I got to the final here and lost to Hector Arana Jr., and I felt like I should have won it. We’ve been close a few times, but we finally broke through. This time, Scotty was next to me, and then I saw him disappear.”