|Hometown: Rochester, N.Y.
Residence: Phelps, N.Y.
Born: March 3, 1960
Team: MPR Racing
Entry: No. 27j Honeoye Auto Parts-Currier Plastics-Waste Management/Bicknell/Mastin
Owner: Mike Payne
2012 Season Review: “The Doctor” Danny Johnson opened the season strong, with a trip to victory lane in the first points race of the Super DIRTcar Series 2012 season. He placed third at Rolling Wheels Raceway during All-Star Weekend and sixth at Cornwall Motor Speedway, keeping the momentum going. A 12th-place finish at Autodrome Drummond and ninth at Merrittville Speedway may not have been up to “The Doctor’s” high standards, but the Super DIRTcar Series’ trip west brought Johnson back to victory lane at I96 Speedway in Ionia, Mich.
2012 Super DIRTcar Series Stats:
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Series History: A life-time traveler on the Big-Block bandwagon, four-time overall Hoosier Tire-VP Racing Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Modified Champion Johnson has been a favorite in every one of DIRTcar Northeast’s crown jewel events held over the past quarter-century, scoring a pair of NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week VP Small Engine Fuels 200 wins (1997 & 2006), doubling the win count to four in the Eastern States 200 at Orange County, and adding three more triumphs in the Lebanon Valley Speedway 200.
DIRTcar Racing Record: Touted as one of the most talented drivers contending under the DIRTcar Racing umbrella in any division, Johnson has amassed enough Big-Block and Small-Block feature race victories to rank among the top-five all-time in both categories. The 'Doctor' is the only five-time DIRTcar Northeast Driver of the Year.
Fun Facts: On his way up to the Big-Block ranks, Johnson joined older brother Alan racing motorcycles in the summer at Paradise Speedway on the outskirts of Geneva, New York, and sliding around Weedsport Speedway (today’s Cayuga County Fair Speedway) aboard high-powered snowmobiles in the winter. His father Milt Johnson was a noted engine-builder for legendary asphalt drivers Maynard Troyer, Richie Evans and Jerry Cook, along with Merv Treichler, a standout on both surfaces.