Johnny Johnson

Competition:  Off Road Racing category.  Johnny Johnson was one of the early champions in our sports, yet his innovations and his spirits are still part of the legacy of off-road racing today.  With 107 first place wins in his career, Johnny proved himself to be a fierce competitor.  But it is more than his ability to win races that have endeared him to the hundreds of other competitors and fabricators that have worked and raced with him over the years.  His willingness to help anyone, anytime is one of the most common comments that is repeated whenever his name is mentioned.  He helped promote the sport in the early years by participating in a one hour TV special in 1971 that featured George Plimpton racing with him in a Baja race.  Now a resident of La Paz, Baja California Sur, Johnny continues to help anyone and everyone, whether it involves pulling stuck cars out of the sand or half-sunk boats out of the water, Johnny is there to help.  Johnny is one of the true legends of the sport.