Pomona II: Kurt Johnson Thursday summary

KJ Opens Finals Qualifying in Fifth With only one qualifying session scheduled for the first day of the Auto Club NHRA Finals, Kurt Johnson and the ACDelco Cobalt Racing team wanted to make the most of the opportunity and get their weekend...

KJ Opens Finals Qualifying in Fifth

With only one qualifying session scheduled for the first day of the Auto Club NHRA Finals, Kurt Johnson and the ACDelco Cobalt Racing team wanted to make the most of the opportunity and get their weekend off to a good start. Running in the right hand lane at the Auto Club Raceway at Pomona on Thursday afternoon, they were able to accomplish their goal, posting a strong 6.719-second elapsed time with a top speed of 206.23 mph, good enough for the fifth position. With three attempts remaining to set the field, Johnson was pleased to have established a solid baseline.

"That's not a bad start, although I actually expected it to be a little faster at the finish line. We haven't had a chance to dyno this engine, so we may not be completely up to speed with it, but to make it from A to B with no tire shake, just as smooth as can be and perfectly straight makes everyone on this ACDelco Cobalt crew pretty happy. I think it's an improvement over Vegas, and gives us something we can tune on from here."

-credit: j2r

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