WJ Will Roll Off Sixth in Reading
GM Performance Parts GTO pilot Warren Johnson completed a challenging qualifying effort on Saturday, overcoming various problems to capture the sixth starting spot for Sunday's final eliminations of the Toyo Tires NHRA Nationals in Reading, PA.
Despite having to fine tune his set-up without any computer data from his Friday evening attempt, Johnson made two solid runs, improving to a best effort of 6.748-seconds with a top speed of 204.23 mph to earn his 19th start in the top half of the field at Maple Grove Raceway.
"Even though it didn't register as such given the conditions, our last run (a very consistent and competitive 6.759-second, 203.79 mph effort) was our quickest of the weekend. The car did exactly what we expected it to do based on the changes we had made.
"Even though we had yet to run that particular combination in that car, we were the second quickest in that lane. In fact, if we had gone perfectly straight, it would have been the best. It's just a matter of fixing that for tomorrow, and we will be good to go. We are absolutely pleased with where we are with this GM Performance Parts GTO."