Baytown: Tommy Johnson Jr final summary

JOHNSON JR. RACES TO FIRST-ROUND EFFORT AT HOUSTON BAYTOWN, Texas (April 2, 2006) - After qualifying in the No. 6 position at the 19th annual O'Reilly Spring Nationals, seven-time NHRA winner Tommy Johnson Jr. raced his Skoal RacingSM Funny...

JOHNSON JR. RACES TO FIRST-ROUND EFFORT AT HOUSTON

BAYTOWN, Texas (April 2, 2006) - After qualifying in the No. 6 position at the 19th annual O'Reilly Spring Nationals, seven-time NHRA winner Tommy Johnson Jr. raced his Skoal RacingSM Funny Car to a first-round finish Sunday at Houston Raceway Park after falling to Gary Densham.

In their opening round match-up, the veteran Funny Car pilots used nearly identical reaction times, but the Skoal Racing Chevy suffered mechanical problems right off the starting line and slowed to a run of 8.015 seconds at 114.21 mph. Densham breezed to an effort of 4.821 at 321.73 in his Monte Carlo flopper to earn the trip to round two.

"There must have been some sort of mechanical gremlin in the car somewhere," Johnson said. "We certainly didn't expect it to do that. It shook the tires almost instantly."

-www.snakeracing.com

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Series NHRA
Drivers Tommy Johnson , Gary Densham , Tommy Johnson Jr.