Englishtown: Warren Johnson Saturday summary

Warren Johnson completed another strong qualifying effort on Saturday at the NHRA SuperNationals in Englishtown, NJ, with his 6.702-second, 206.20 mph effort from Friday evening slotting the GM Performance Parts Pontiac in the fourth starting ...

Warren Johnson completed another strong qualifying effort on Saturday at the NHRA SuperNationals in Englishtown, NJ, with his 6.702-second, 206.20 mph effort from Friday evening slotting the GM Performance Parts Pontiac in the fourth starting position.

Recognizing that the warmer temperatures at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park during the second day of qualifying would prevent any wholesale changes at the top of the order, Johnson used his final two timed attempts to fine-tune his race car. Despite a solid performance, Johnson looked for further improvement, with mastering the rough racing surface at the legendary New Jersey speedplant his primary concern.

"Although we're pleased to have our GM Performance Parts Pontiac in the top half of the field, we still have some work to be done. As we've shown all season, this car is capable of being as quick as anyone out there. However, we have yet to find a totally effective way of handling the bumps on this racetrack, which are especially noticeable in the right hand lane.

"We did make a few changes for today with mixed results. For example, we had the third quickest pass in the morning session, but the top speed wasn't where we would have liked it to be. Therefore, we'll go over everything from our race car to our notes from this weekend, as well as previous races here in Englishtown, and come up with a game plan for tomorrow. We have a strong starting position, and we would certainly like to capitalize on it."

-j2r

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