Bristol: Justin Humphreys final report

Humphreys Advances to Semifinals at Thunder Valley Justin Humphreys advanced to the semifinals of Sunday's O'Reilly Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway. It was the second time the Pro Stock rookie won two rounds of competition. Both...

Humphreys Advances to Semifinals at Thunder Valley

Justin Humphreys advanced to the semifinals of Sunday's O'Reilly Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway. It was the second time the Pro Stock rookie won two rounds of competition.

Both of the RaceRedi  Motorsports driver's first two races were decided at
the starting  line.
Humphreys, the No. 13th qualifier, won his opening round when  Jason Line
fouled away his chances by leaving .022-second before the green  light.
Humphreys drove his Knoll-Gas Energy Pontiac GTO to a 6.876-second,  201.91-mph win.

In the quarterfinals, Humphreys won with a 6.857 at 202.24 when Kurt Johnson also had a red-light start.

"It was good  to get to the semifinals," said a smiling Humphreys, who was
competing in his  fifth event this season.  "It is hard enough to qualify in
Pro Stock, so to  go rounds we will take it any way we can get it." His other
semifinals  appearance came at St. Louis in May.
Eventual race winner Jeg  Coughlin ended Humphreys' day in the semifinals
with a run of 6.810 seconds to a  6.852 at 202.39.

"It would've been nice to get to the finals but we just have keep doing our job and keep moving forward. Maybe we can do it again next week," added Humphreys.

-credit: jr/jls

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Series NHRA
Drivers Kurt Johnson , Jason Line , Justin Humphreys