Denver: Kurt Johnson Saturday summary

KJ Will Start Sixth in Denver On the strength of a 7.098-second, 194.24 mph run on Friday evening, Kurt Johnson qualified his ACDelco Cobalt sixth for Sunday's final eliminations of the NHRA Mile-High Nationals in Denver, CO. With Saturday's ...

KJ Will Start Sixth in Denver

On the strength of a 7.098-second, 194.24 mph run on Friday evening, Kurt Johnson qualified his ACDelco Cobalt sixth for Sunday's final eliminations of the NHRA Mile-High Nationals in Denver, CO. With Saturday's warmer temperatures virtually ensuring his spot in the top half of Sunday's starting field, Johnson used his final two qualifying attempts to fine-tune his set-up, completing his effort with a solid 7.125-second, 194.77 mph run that had the second-generation racer looking forward to race day.

"We saved the best for last. We came here with a fairly decent combination, and kept making changes to adapt to the conditions. After things didn't pan out in the first session, we made a few adjustments and it responded with that 7.09 in the night session.

"We tried some other things this morning, which it didn't like, so we got back to basics with carburetion, chassis clutch and such for the afternoon session, and made a pretty good run. We ran 7.12, and 7.10 was low for the round, so we definitely have to pick it up for tomorrow, but under these conditions, all you really want to do is qualify, and we'll be shooting out of the six hole. Now all we want to do is win."

-j2r

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