Johnny Virden drives the #1v Late Model
Class car. He lives in Russellville, AR.
Johnny started racing in '87 in the Late
Model Class at Centerville Speedway because he was stupid. His
first win was that same year. Career highlights include '87 won 16
Features, 5 second place finishes, '96 HAVA TAMPA Rookie of the Year,
'97 Magnolia State Champion.
The thrill of racing for Johnny used to
be the money. His most exciting racing moment was in '96 when he
won $15,000 one night in Jackson, MS, paid out in one hundred dollar
bills. He's most proud of the good friends.
Johnny's racing hero is Jerry Inman.
Of racing, Johnny says, "It's a lot of
hard work, and easier to sit in the stands!".
His favorite racing website is