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Hometown: Chanute, KS
Born and raised in Chanute, Kan., John Allen has become one of the most successful drivers in the Modified division. John started racing at the age of 16, driving Street Stocks in Kansas, Oklahoma and Missouri. Late Models followed four years later and in 1991 John began his Modified career, driving throughout the Midwest and South.
Following the USMS Modified tour (now USMTS) in 1995 and 1996, John finished second and third, respectively, in points. He began the 1998 season following the NCRA Modified Series, finishing second in points.
The 1999 season saw John dominate the NCRA Modified Series, winning numerous features throughout the Midwest and collecting his first NCRA Modified Series Championship. The 2000 NCRA season proved to be a close race in points, culminating the last week of the season with John defending his title. The 2001 season saw A&A Racing and John Allen making it three in a row for an unprecedented third consecutive NCRA Modified Series Championship. In the 2002 season, John finished third in NCRA Modified Series points, closing the gap with the leaders in the final races.
From 2003 to 2006, John enjoyed competing at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., in the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series, while also competing many USMTS, NCRA and open events throughout the Midwest.
2005 David B. Harrison joins our crew as car owner.
In 2007, John added two more track championships to his resume, winning the Modified Track Championship at both Lakeside Speedway and Heartland Park Topeka (Kan).
In 2008, John won 2 USMTS races and 3 races at the Belleville Highbanks.
2009 was John's 25th year of racing. He captured 15 A feature wins and now has over 200 career wins.
2010 saw John adding a few IMCA races to his schedule. Along with two Hughes Chassis John had a Big Dog Chassis to run at these shows.
2011 John competed locally and at many specials in the area. He added a Shaw Chassis to his stable to be able to compete at some IMCA specials. He is also selling these cars at Allen's Automotive Inc.
2012-With the addition of a parts truck at Humboldt Speedway by Allen's Automotive and ran by Dylan and Kenton, John stayed close to home this year. He raced many USRA and USMTS events close to home and brought home the 2012 Humboldt Speedway modified championship!
2013 This year tied John's most wins in a season 20! In 2007 John also won 20 A features. John's oldest son, Dylan, also took to the track in a B mod. He ran 8 races in Humboldt and Lucas Oil Speedway combined. His highlight was one heat race win!
2014-John had 6 A feature wins and Dylan had 2! John also was honored to be a "Casey's Cup Driver" for USMTS. His car was sponsored by Oreos and Sour Patch Kids. This enabled John to race the entire Hunt.
In 2015 Club 98 grew! Along with Dylan racing full time, John's middle son Kenton also began his racing career in a b-mod. They both raced mostly at Humboldt Speedway.
2016 was a different year for John. He didn't have a full time ride, although he jumped into one of his son's b-mods from time to time. He focused more on his business and getting the boys the help they needed.
• Over 200 "A" feature wins.
• 2007 Lakeside Speedway Modified Champion.
• 2007 CARB Sportsman of the Year.
• 2007 Heartland Park Topeka Modified Champion.
• 2006 Linn Co. Speedway Modified Champion.
• 3-Time NCRA Modified Series Champion (1999-2001).
• 2012 Humboldt Speedway USRA Modified Champion.
Hometown: Chanute, KS
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