Justin Hutto Returns to Comp and Stock With Support From NGK Spark Plugs
HOUSTON, Tx. (Feb. 25, 2020): Justin Hutto will head into division four’s NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series season opener this weekend with support from his newest partner, NGK Spark Plugs.
NGK will be on board with Hutto through the 2020 season during his NHRA championship campaigns in both the John Green owned B/DA Dragster in Comp, and his father, Jimmie Hutto’s AA/SA 1969 Corvette in Stock.
“It’s a big deal for me to be partnered with a name brand like NGK,” says Hutto. “It’s an honor to be one of the chosen few on the NGK team. I’ve got a huge opportunity this season to make a championship run in both Comp and Stock thanks to John Green and my Dad. It’s truly a blessing to have NGK providing us with the best plugs in the business while we work to rack up race wins. I know we’re capable of winning with both of the NGK powered cars I’m in this year. I cant wait to wait to park them in the winners circle sporting the NGK colors and hopefully put a smile on the NGK teams faces!”
Hutto can be found at about 15 NHRA events this season across the country, including most NHRA division 4 and 5 events.
Hutto and company will start their 2020 campaign Friday morning at No Problem Raceway for the NHRA divisional. Follow Hutto throughout the weekend at www.facebook.com/huttoracing and on Instagram and Twitter with the @huttoracer handle.
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About Justin Hutto:
Justin Hutto is a NHRA drag racer from Houston, TX. He began his racing career in 2008 at the young age of 10. In his first two races in a Jr. Dragster, Hutto accomplished runner-up finishes. In 2013, he raced in his first full points series, won three races, the most-improved driver award for the series, and his first championship.
The following year he won six races, won the NHRA Jr. Dragster Top Performer Award (national recognition), won two more championships, and qualified for the IHRA World Finals- an invite only event for the top 16 drivers in the world.
In 2015, Hutto moved up to Stock Eliminator and runner-uped in his first IHRA race in the class- he won in his second. He also drove in the Jr. Dragster class that year and won seven races- including a double up victory in Stock and Jr. Dragster.
In 2016, Hutto made multiple final round appearances as he moved into the NHRA side of Stock Eliminator racing. In 2017, he won his first NHRA Divisional in Stock Eliminator and finished 12th out of 107 in the NHRA South Central division.
Since 2018, Hutto has moved up to racing a 190 mph Comp Eliminator dragster, honored as a member of Drag Illustrated Magazine’s 30 under 30 list, made quarter and semi-final appearances in Comp and Stock Eliminator on the NHRA tour and won AA/SA class eliminations at three NHRA national events.
His ultimate goal is to race 330 mph Top Fuel Dragsters professionally while sharing his story to prove it’s possible to live out a dream through hard work and faith.