Indianapolis: Kurt Johnson Sunday summary

KJ Qualifies Third for the U.S. Nationals Indianapolis, IN - During Friday's first qualifying session for the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals, Kurt Johnson powered his ACDelco Cobalt Racing through the quarter-mile in a very impressive 6.728 seconds...

KJ Qualifies Third for the U.S. Nationals

Indianapolis, IN - During Friday's first qualifying session for the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals, Kurt Johnson powered his ACDelco Cobalt Racing through the quarter-mile in a very impressive 6.728 seconds with a top speed of 205.38 mph. Having virtually guaranteed themselves a strong starting position in Monday's final eliminations, the Johnson team used their final four attempts at Indianapolis Raceway Park to fine tune their set-up for race day.

In the end, Johnson's opening run remained his run of record, and earned the second-generation racer the third starting position. Having gathered valuable information on their race day under varying conditions, Johnson is quietly optimistic as he pursues his third win at "The Big Go."

"After that strong opening run on Friday, we used the final four qualifying sessions to try different things. We tweaked it a little bit for Saturday morning and ran a 6.74, which wasn't bad, but fell off a little when compared to the best times, so we started throwing things at it from different angles, none of which really gelled the way we would have liked it to."

"For tomorrow, we will go back to our initial set-up. We'll tweak our ACDelco Cobalt a little for the conditions and just run our race. Hopefully, we'll be able to go a few rounds, make it to the final and see if we can make a great day here in Indianapolis."

-J2Racing

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