Joliet: Tommy Johnson Jr Friday summary

JOHNSON JR. FINISHES 12TH FRIDAY AT ROUTE 66 RACEWAY JOLIET, Ill. (June 10, 2005) -- Tommy Johnson Jr. drove his Skoal RacingSM Chevy to the No. 12 qualifying position after posting two solid passes Friday at Route 66 Raceway. Johnson, who ...

JOHNSON JR. FINISHES 12TH FRIDAY AT ROUTE 66 RACEWAY

JOLIET, Ill. (June 10, 2005) -- Tommy Johnson Jr. drove his Skoal RacingSM Chevy to the No. 12 qualifying position after posting two solid passes Friday at Route 66 Raceway.

Johnson, who posted a runner-up finish two weeks ago at the Topeka, Kan. event, used a tune-up from crew chiefs Mike Green and Johnny West to race to a performance 4.903 seconds at 306.46 mph to place the Skoal Racing Monte Carlo in the No. 4 spot after the first of four scheduled qualifying attempts. The six-time NHRA winner improved on Friday's final qualifying attempt, racing to a pass of 4.843 at 319.60 to place the Skoal Racing Chevy solidly in the 16-car field.

"We missed the night tune-up a little bit," Johnson said. "It was a little slow on that run. It was still a good run, we just wanted it to be a little quicker. I'm confident that we can make a good run in the hot conditions. I'll be very happy if we can go out and make two more solid runs under the sun on Saturday."

Johnson and his Skoal Racing team eye a position in the top half of the flopper ladder when Funny Car qualifying resumes Saturday at 12:30 and 4:35 p.m. (CT) at the Chicagoland track.

-www.snakeracing.com

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Drivers Tommy Johnson , Tommy Johnson Jr.