Norwalk: Justin Humphreys Saturday notes

Knoll-Gas Energy Pontiac GTO Posts Quickest Afternoon Qualifying Time NORWALK, Ohio, June 30, 2007 -- Justin Humphreys returns to the Pro Stock starting line-up Sunday in the opening round of the inaugural Summit Racing Equipment Nationals at ...

Knoll-Gas Energy Pontiac GTO Posts Quickest Afternoon Qualifying Time

NORWALK, Ohio, June 30, 2007 -- Justin Humphreys returns to the Pro Stock starting line-up Sunday in the opening round of the inaugural Summit Racing Equipment Nationals at Summit Motorsports Park. And he showed his RaceRedi Motorsports Pontiac GTO is up to the challenge of a hot, slippery race track.

The weekend started right when the rookie driver from Monrovia, Md., ran well in the Friday night session -- his 6.676-second time at 206.57 mph -- the 11th quickest. His 6.678-second effort Saturday afternoon, however, was more impressive because it came in the hottest part of the day and was the quickest run in that session. It definitely gives crew chief Eric Luzinski a solid tune-up base for eliminations.

"We finally got Friday night right," said a smiling Humphreys. He credited engine builder Richard Maskin with "making killer horsepower. Our car is running better and we are happy with the way things are going. The car has run good in the last two races and we hit a home run Saturday. If we can make four more runs like our last one, we could be trouble (for the rest of the line-up).

This marks Humphreys' fourth start this year and is his highest qualifying position. He races Jason Line (6th, 6.667 at 207.18 mph) in the first round.

-credit: kgr

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Series NHRA
Drivers Jason Line , Justin Humphreys