Dallas: Justin Humphreys Saturday notes

Humphreys, Kurt Johnson First-round Foes at Dallas DALLAS, Sept. 22, 2007 -- Not only will Justin Humphreys be starting Sunday's O'Reilly Fall Nationals Sunday at Texas Motorplex, but the first-year NHRA Pro Stock driver will do so from the No....

Humphreys, Kurt Johnson First-round Foes at Dallas

DALLAS, Sept. 22, 2007 -- Not only will Justin Humphreys be starting Sunday's O'Reilly Fall Nationals Sunday at Texas Motorplex, but the first-year NHRA Pro Stock driver will do so from the No. 5 position, a career best.

After struggling last week at Memphis, the driver of the RaceRedi Motorsports/Knoll-Gas Energy Motorsports Pontiac GTO came back with a 6.692-second run Friday night and it held up for fifth place during a hot day of qualifying Saturday.

"We struggled and Bob Glidden and the crew took the car apart last Sunday to find out why it wasn't making consistent runs," said Humphreys. "They found several different things and now we seem to be going down the track. Anytime you can run good in the heat is a good run.

"Now we made four back-to-back runs here, (plus four while testing Monday). We are excited going into Sunday. We are definitely making progress."

He had four solid qualifying runs of 6.741, 6.692, 6.704 and 6.700 seconds.

Humphreys tangles with Kurt Johnson (No. 12, 6.703 at 2-6.51 mph) in Sunday's opening round.

-credit: rrm

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Series NHRA
Drivers Kurt Johnson , Bob Glidden , Justin Humphreys