Johnny Loper, legendary drag racer and top performance industry entrepreneur, lived for the love of racing. In addition to a brilliant racing career that spanned the 1950s to the early 1980s, Johnny stepped out of Top Fuelers, Funny Cars, and Gassers and into the business side of racing. He opened his first performance shop in 1967 and sold racing fuel — eventually he added a service center and machine shop. Johnny expanded Loper’s Performance to several locations, pioneered the mail-order parts business model, and fueled his customers’ love of racing with his own passion. Johnny’s racing legacy and his love of the sport live on at Loper’s Performance today, as well as in the hearts of racers everywhere.