Gainesville: Justin Humphreys final report

Humphreys Advances to Quarterfinals, Ninth Place in Points at Gatornationals After taking some time to digest his quarterfinal Pro Stock exit from Sunday's ACDelco Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway, Justin Humphreys took a deep breath. "It...

Humphreys Advances to Quarterfinals, Ninth Place in Points at Gatornationals

After taking some time to digest his quarterfinal Pro Stock exit from Sunday's ACDelco Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway, Justin Humphreys took a deep breath.

"It was very disappointing to lose like that," he said following the setback to Johnny Gray. Humphreys did all he could to get the win, including getting a big jump off the starting line. But the RaceRedi Motorsports Pontiac GXP sashayed to the left and sashayed to the right, taking away any chance he had of beating Gray to the finish line. Humphreys' reaction time was .033-second and his elapsed time was 7.953 seconds at 148.23 mph. Gray's numbers were .062, 6.972 at 203.03 mph.

"But the good news is we moved up to ninth in points (137) and our brand new Pontiac got us our second round win of the season," he continued. "That helped us reverse our standing a little bit after our (first-round) loss at Phoenix.

Track conditions weren't good, he noted, "but we didn't do the job. You have to be able to win on the good tracks and the bad tracks. We'll just get everything ready and go to Houston (for the O'Reilly Spring Nationals, March 28-31)."

Fortunately for the RaceRedi Motorsports Pro Stock team, they had three busy days of testing at Bradenton, Fla., before the event because Friday's opening rounds were wiped out by rain. Humphreys put the car in 10th place with a best of 6.6728 seconds at 204.85 mph in the first of two Saturday attempts.

-credit: rrm

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Series NHRA
Drivers Johnny Gray , Justin Humphreys