Denver: Warren Johnson Friday summary

WJ Opens Denver Qualifying Effort in Second The opening day of qualifying for the NHRA Mile-High Nationals presented teams with a multi-faceted tuning challenge. In addition to the thin air, which robs the naturally aspirated Pro Stock cars...

WJ Opens Denver Qualifying Effort in Second

The opening day of qualifying for the NHRA Mile-High Nationals presented teams with a multi-faceted tuning challenge. In addition to the thin air, which robs the naturally aspirated Pro Stock cars of nearly four hundred horsepower, the weather conditions changed throughout the day at Bandimere Speedway. After starting with clear skies and temperatures in the high 90s, a mid-afternoon storm came through, delaying qualifying by two hours and leaving cloudy skies and temperatures in the low 80s, creating a completely new set of tuning conditions.

However, this mattered little to Warren Johnson and the GM Performance Parts Pontiac Racing team, who posted two solid passes, with their 7.112 second, 194.24 mph best establishing a new track record and slotting them in the second position midway through qualifying.

"I'd say we got off to a fair start today. It was a little lazy on the first run, so we came back and tuned it up a little bit, and it was fine for tonight. The best part is that we're going in the right direction. We just have to go further. I'm confident we'll be able to make this GM Performance Pontiac even better."

-j2r-

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