RENOWNED PSM TUNER KEN JOHNSON JOINS TEAM LIBERTY
The newly-formed Pro Stock Motorcycle team – Team Liberty Racing with riders Cory Reed and Angelle Sampey, a three-time NHRA world champ (2000-2002), will have plenty of experience in the tuning department in 2017.
According to Sampey, Team Liberty’s team manager, Ken Johnson will serve as her team’s co-crew chief with Chris Rivas.
Johnson was a crew chief at Star Racing for over 30 years. Star Racing, owned by George and Jackie Bryce, has won six NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle world championships.
“That’s the biggest positive for me because I don’t really particularly want to race without Ken,” Sampey said.
“So, I was lucky that this happened. Ken will overlook both bikes. He is the chief mechanic and the co-crew chief with Chris Rivas.”
Sampey is upbeat about how Team Liberty is taking shape.
“I think we have a really good team put together,” she said. “We all get along perfectly and it is so far so good. It’s a struggle because we are starting from zero and we’re trying to get everything together, and it is taking a while, but once we do have it all in position and get to the Gators we will know what we are doing.”
The NHRA’s Gatornationals – March 16-19 – in Gainesville, Fla., is the season-opening race for the Pro Stock Motorcycle class.