Though he’s raced for years, 2012 marks Johnny Lightning’s first NMRA Truck and Lightning championship. He deserves some kind of medal for sticktoitiveness, but we’re sure the championship and Nitto Diamond Tree ring will suffice. What’s interesting though is that Johnny usually has the quickest truck in competition, and typically that is not a recipe for winning in index racing. However, when Johnny’s on the tree he’s hard to beat. For 2012, Johnny finally got the monkey off his back.