Pomona II: Kurt Johnson Friday summary

KJ Resets Pomona Track Speed Record, Sits Second Midway through Qualifying Kurt Johnson delivered another impressive performance during his second qualifying attempt for the Auto Club of Southern California Finals. Despite running in the ...

KJ Resets Pomona Track Speed Record, Sits Second Midway through Qualifying

Kurt Johnson delivered another impressive performance during his second qualifying attempt for the Auto Club of Southern California Finals. Despite running in the less-preferred right hand lane, the ACDelco Cobalt powered through the quarter-mile in 6.683-seconds with a blistering top speed of 207.62 mph.

This stellar showing was not only enough to place Johnson second in the qualifying order midway through qualifying, but his top speed, which was a career best mark and the sixth fastest run in Pro Stock history, also reset the Pomona Raceway track top speed record. Even so, Johnson sees room for further improvement during his final two qualifying runs on Saturday.

"Although the numbers were certainly good, the run could have been better. It went hard to the left at the launch with the wheels in the air, and I had to bring it back into the groove. It was ugly during the run and even worse on the computer afterwards.

"If we want to nit pick the run, with a decent sixty foot time, there's no reason we couldn't go 6.66 or even 6.65. Our ACDelco Cobalt is an animal in the back half of the track - it just wants to run. We just have to figure out what it needs in the early part of the run, and everything will be fine."

-j2r-

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