Commerce: Justin Humphreys Friday notes

Humphreys Third after Opening Day at Atlanta Dragway; RaceRedi Pontiac Runs 4.655 Seconds COMMERCE, Ga., April 25, 2008 -- Justin Humphreys called on a friend for help going into the Summit Racing Equipment Nationals Friday at Atlanta Dragway...

Humphreys Third after Opening Day at Atlanta Dragway; RaceRedi Pontiac Runs 4.655 Seconds

COMMERCE, Ga., April 25, 2008 -- Justin Humphreys called on a friend for help going into the Summit Racing Equipment Nationals Friday at Atlanta Dragway and boy, did Frank Gugliotta answer.

Gugliotta, a longtime friend of the Humphreys family and an IHRA Pro Stock competitor, made some chassis changes Friday that provided the impetus for two solid runs of 6.679 and 6.655 seconds. The last one put him solidly in the provisional starting line-up at No. 3. He had been fourth after the opening round.

"I just came here to see if I could help them," said Gugliotta.

He got credit for what Humphreys called "two of the best runs we've made all year. We've had trouble getting the car to run better off the starting line, and the car did what it was supposed to do on those runs. Actually, if you add our two test runs before coming here, we've made four good ones. Finally . . ."

They have two more runs scheduled Saturday to set the starting line-up for Sunday's elimination. Humphreys knows he will be among them.

-credit: rrm

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Series NHRA
Drivers Justin Humphreys , Frank Gugliotta