By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Johnny Ahten Top Alcohol Dragster driver Johnny Ahten is sidelined for at least the next six weeks. He may return to action in mid-to-late June.
He was injured fighting a commercial building fire on March 24th. The fire was in Paramount, California.
After the fire, he said the pain would not go away. Last week, he went to the doctor.
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“Getting my left elbow worked on,” Ahten said in a Facebook post. “Got some partial tears in there from a fire a few weeks ago. (The) pain wouldn’t go away so finally getting it looked at.”
Ahten said the doctors informed him that no surgery would be needed. However, he will have to go through therapy to ensure it heals correctly.
He has to do stretching exercises. He said it could be a slow process.
“I get lots of bumps and bruises as active as I am,” Ahten said via a text. “But the pain always goes away. This time, it never did so I finally wised up and went to the doctor.”
He competed in the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada with the injury at the beginning of April. Then, the very next weekend, he continued to fight through the pain and competed in the Divisional at The Strip, as well.
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Ahten went to the final round at the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals. He was also eliminated in the semifinals to Shawn Cowie in the Divisional.
He was the runner-up to Joey Severance in the quad that also featured Chris Demke and Jasmine Salinas.
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