Pomona II: Tommy Johnson Jr Saturday summary

JOHNSON JR. WILL START FROM NO. 9 SPOT AT POMONA POMONA, Calif. (Nov. 5, 2005) - Tommy Johnson Jr. drove his Skoal RacingSM Chevy Monte Carlo to two solid qualifying passes Saturday at Pomona Raceway en route to the No. 9 qualifying position...

JOHNSON JR. WILL START FROM NO. 9 SPOT AT POMONA

POMONA, Calif. (Nov. 5, 2005) - Tommy Johnson Jr. drove his Skoal RacingSM Chevy Monte Carlo to two solid qualifying passes Saturday at Pomona Raceway en route to the No. 9 qualifying position at the 41st annual Auto Club Finals.

Johnson used a solid Mike Green/Johnny West tune-up to power the Skoal Racing flopper to a run of 4.848 seconds at 317.79 mph on his third qualifying attempt of the weekend. The run came under sunny skies at the historic Pomona drag strip. On his fourth and final attempt of the weekend, the veteran driver made his best qualifying effort as the Skoal Racing Monte Carlo stopped the Pomona Raceway timers in 4.751 seconds at 329.26 mph.

"I've got my confidence back," Johnson said. "I was a little frustrated the way we ran during qualifying, but we made a nice solid run on the last pass. We should be strong tomorrow. I'm looking forward to playing spoiler on Sunday."

Johnson, who looks to bookend the season with victories at Pomona Raceway, will face No. 8 qualifier Gary Densham in the opening round of flopper eliminations at 11 a.m. (PT) on Sunday. The Iowa native is 7-8 in his career versus the veteran race car driver.

-www.snakeracing.com

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Series NHRA
Drivers Tommy Johnson , Gary Densham , Tommy Johnson Jr.