Las Vegas II: Justin Humphreys Friday notes

Justin Humphreys Takes Provisional Pro Stock No. 1; RaceRedi/Knoll-Gas Energy Pontiac Runs 6.750 Seconds LAS VEGAS, October 26, 2007 -- Justin Humphreys surprised a competitive Pro Stock field with two strong qualifying runs to take ...

Justin Humphreys Takes Provisional Pro Stock No. 1; RaceRedi/Knoll-Gas Energy Pontiac Runs 6.750 Seconds

LAS VEGAS, October 26, 2007 -- Justin Humphreys surprised a competitive Pro Stock field with two strong qualifying runs to take the provisional Pro Stock No. 1 berth Friday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

His 6.750-second, 204.05-mph lap came in the first run and held up. He added a 4.758 time in the second attempt that, Humphreys said, "could've been a lot better. The car made a move to the left off the starting line."

Humphreys, driving the RaceRedi/Knoll-Gas Energy Pontiac GTO, has a four-thousandths of a second advantage over Dave Connolly going into Saturday's final two qualifying sessions.

"This is my favorite race track," said the NHRA rookie of the year candidate. "I raced here 10 or 12 times when I was racing in Sport Compact and Nopi series. It is very exciting to be No. 1. Bringing on (10-time Pro Stock champion and Pro Stock icon) Bob Glidden has been a big help, along with Richard Maskin, who builds our engines. That's a lot of experience there.

"I think we should be able to run quicker in Saturday's opening session."

-credit: ekr

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Series NHRA
Drivers Bob Glidden , Justin Humphreys , Dave Connolly