Fireman’s Brew Partners with IHRA Driver Johnny Ahten

TUCSON, AZ – Johnny Ahten has the perfect idea for the roadside billboards around Southwestern International Raceway. In bold letters he wants: “Run for your livesÔǪ.the Stump Puller is coming!”

It sounds like something from a horror movie, but in reality, the Stump Puller is actually Ahten’s Nitromethane Injected Pro Fuel Dragster. Ahten is bringing his Fireman’s Brew Team to the desert to create a bit of havoc for IHRA’s Nitro Jam. The Tucson area crowds have been warned. Ahten is planning on leaving with the newest rendition of the Ironman, and he’s not shy about it.

“The Stump Puller is ready to rock and roll on 100% Nitro,” said Ahten. “I want to get my hands on one of the newly redesigned Ironman trophies. I’ve won the NitroJam race before, and my 2010 Utah Ironman needs some company.”

Besides winning the trophy, Ahten has some special things planned for all in attendance. He plans to unleash the sound and fury of a full load of Nitromethane. It will showcase the cackle and pop of Pro Fuel at its best. To do this, Johnny Ahten is relying on his Crew Chief and Dad, Al Ahten. Working alongside the Ahten’s will be crew members Howard Katano, Bob Ahten, Kevin Colvell, and Kelly Fitzgerald.

Ahten is also letting loose his newest creation: The Stump Puller T-shirt.Crazy talented Stith Printing of Santa Fe Springs, CA whipped up a batch of these monstrosities just for the NitroJam crowd. Fashion week in Paris is cringing at the site of these bad boys.

A mild mannered Fire Captain by day, Johnny Ahten is once again teaming up with promotional partner Fireman’s Brew. The brewing company was created by two California Firefighters after battling a brush-fire. After the racing is finished for the day, thirsty race fans will have Fireman’s Brew on their minds. It might be a Blonde (Pilsner style lager), or a Redhead (Amber Ale), or even a Brunette (Traditional German Style Double bock). One thing is for sure, there will be a few bottles picked up at Ralphs or Cost Plus by fans.

Helping to light the fire in Ahten’s dragster will be NGK Sparkplugs, and Hedman Hedders will toss what’s left to the side. Ahten’s 5000hp Nitropowered engine will be well protected. 801 Racing’s 70Wt Oil with CleanBoost Technology stands guard over the bearings and other internal components. The parts have been massaged, the tune-up honed, and the shirts delivered. Now all that is left for Johnny Ahten and his Team is the fun part — the racing! One thing is certain, the 2012 Tucson IHRA Nitro Jam crowd, fellow racers, and those for miles around better be prepared – because the Stump Puller is coming!

About Fireman’s Brew:

Fireman’s Brew grew out of their vision to create premium ales and lagers that would quench their thirst after an exhausting day on the fire line. Originally created by firefighters for firefighters, Fireman’s Brew is now available in both bottles and kegs for retail and on-premise sales. Visit them at

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