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Johnny Herrera
Quick Facts
HometownAlbuquerque, NM
Racing Since1985
SpouseAnn Herrera
Birthday9/11

About Johnny

Johnny Herrera was born September 11, 1966 in Denver, Colorado. His family moved to Albuquerque, NM at the age of 4, where he was raised.

Johnny began his career in 1985 in the “Duke City”. In 1986 Johnny went on the road and earned the World of Outlaws "Most Improved Driver". Herrera continued to run with the World of Outlaws off and on while he ran other series.

Johnny ran a total of 13 years full time with the World of Outlaws. In 1995, Johnny won the track championship at Knoxville Raceway. Johnny won the 1996 King's Royal race with a collapsed top wing, leading all 30 laps for the night’s $50,000 prize.

In 2002 & 2003 Johnny drove the No. 2w for former NASCAR crew chief Billy Wilburn and won the first night out in the car during a preliminary World of Outlaws race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Johnny has driven several different race series, in 2007 he drove the SCOA (a former winged Sprint Car series based in Arizona) where he earned the season championship. That same year, he earned the Hollywood Hills Speedway Non-Wing Championship.

Joining the ASCS National Tour in 2011, Johnny has run full time with the series ever since. In a career spanning over 30 years, Johnny has earned over 140 wins across various forms of Sprint Car racing.

Herrera began his sprint car racing career in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In 1986 Johnny was named World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year. He won the WoO "Most Improved Driver" award in 1991.[1]

In 1995, he won the sprint car track championship at Knoxville Raceway.[1] Herrera won the 1996 King's Royal sprint car race with a collapsed top wing.[1] He earned the $50,000 winner's purse by leading all 30 laps.[1]

In 2002 and 2003, Herrera joined drove the 2W for former NASCAR crew chief Billy Wilburn, and won the first night out in the car during a preliminary World of Outlaws race the Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

The driver has recently raced in non-winged racecars in the United States, and he has won the Roger McCluskey Classis at Tucson's USA Raceway.

Johnny Herrera was points champion in 2007 in both SCOA (a winged sprint car series based in Arizona) and Hollywood Hills Speedway Non winged class.

Johnny made an exciting run throughout the 2011 ASCS National Sprint Car Season as it came down to the very last race in Tucson, AZ to determine the champion between Shane Stewart and Hollywood Herrera!