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He started out as a battling back-marker in the 1970s. In 1980, during the Bathurst 1000, his car was destroyed after hitting a rock that had fallen (or been thrown) onto the track. The resulting public support—AU$70,000 was donated to help rebuild the car—threw Johnson into the big time. He returned the next year to win both the Australian Touring Car Championship (ATCC) and the Bathurst 1000 (with John French . He won the ATCC again in 1982 (the Tru Blu XD Falcon) and 1984 (Greens Tuff XE Falcon). He also won Bathurst in 1989 (in a Ford Sierra with John Bowe ) and 1994 (in an EB Falcon, also with John Bowe).
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