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Hasty-Bake Charcoal Grills is excited to announce their sponsorship with Johnny Herrera Racing. Johnny Herrera partners with Hasty-Bake Charcoal Grills to benefit Steve King Foundation during the 33rd Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals.  

“We’re very excited to partner with Hasty Bake this year and really looking forward to being able to work with them to benefit the Steve King Foundation. Everything they do for drivers and their families when someone in this sport gets hurt, the entire King family goes above and beyond,” commented Herrera. 

Johnny Herrera is known as Mr. Hollywood. This is Johnny Herrera 9th time to compete at the Tulsa Expo Raceway. He began his racing career in 1985 in Albuquerque.  In 1986 Johnny was named World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year.  In 1991 he was named World of Outlaws “Most Improved Driver”, he continued to run with the World of Outlaws off and on while he ran other series.  He ran a total of 13 years full time with the World of Outlaws.  In 1995, Johnny won the sprint car championship at Knoxville Raceway.  Johnny won the 1996 King’s Royal race with a collapsed top wing, where he won the $50,000 winner’s purse by leading all 30 laps.  In 2002 & 2003 Johnny drove the 2W for former NASCAR crew chief Billy Wilburn and won the first night out in the car during a preliminary World of Outlaw race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. 

Johnny has driven in several different race series, in 2007 he drove the SCOA (a winged sprint car series based in Arizona) where he was the points champion.  He was also the Hollywood Hills Speedway non-winged class points champion that same year.  In 2011 Johnny joined the ASCS National Tour where he continued to run fulltime until the end of 2018. 

He has had over 140 victories in various forms of Sprint Car racing. 2019 season marks 35 years if racing for Johnny Herrera. Also in 2019, Johnny took a job as crew chief for Harli White.  He will compete in 15-20 races throughout 2019 including the Chili Bowl Nationals.

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