He has owned and operated Hightower Racing Transmissions, Incorporated, for 25 years in the same location.  Johnny's experience began in 1974, wJohnny in Shophen he drove his first race car, a Datsun 510, at Columbia Speedway, Columbia, South Carolina.  In 1976 he started racing dirt late models in a Chevy Nova.  With nearly 200 victories under his belt, he hung up his helmet in 1998 to design and build racing transmissions full time. Johnny's passion for the sport has led him to build an impressive manufacturing facility where he can perfect his own design and customize it to your needs.  He wants to see you win!

Johnny at Cherokee Speedway

In 2012, Johnny was inducted into the Cherokee
Speedway Hall of Fame, Gaffney, South Carolina.