Denver: Warren Johnson Saturday notes

After Qualifying 12th, WJ Knows He Has Work to Do In Denver Warren Johnson and the GM Performance Parts Pontiac GTO Racing team battled their way through qualifying for the Mile-High Nationals in Denver, CO, working tirelessly to find the right...

After Qualifying 12th, WJ Knows He Has Work to Do In Denver

Warren Johnson and the GM Performance Parts Pontiac GTO Racing team battled their way through qualifying for the Mile-High Nationals in Denver, CO, working tirelessly to find the right combination to be consistently competitive in the thin air at Bandimere Speedway. Although he completed all four attempts, with his 7.091-second, 194.21 mph best from Friday evening earning The Professor the twelfth starting position, he knew improvement would be necessary in order to challenge for his sixth win at the scenic mountainside track. Therefore, immediately after the conclusion of qualifying, he started working on finding a solution.

"Our GM Performance Parts GTO is making good runs, but it's just not going anywhere. It's gone perfectly straight and smooth, with the shock graph looking great, but it's not putting up the numbers we expect it to. We tried a few different things, none of which have produced the results we're looking for.

"Even so, we're not about to give up. We'll start by going over all the information from our runs this weekend, as well as looking back at other races to see what we can find, and come up with a game plan for tomorrow. The answer is in there somewhere -- it's just up to us to find it, and we will."

-credit: j2r

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Drivers Warren Johnson