Richmond: Justin Humphreys Saturday notes

RaceRedi Pontiac turns in 6.589-second run on Saturday Dinwiddie/Richmond, Va., Oct. 12, 2008 -- Justin Humphreys needed his quickest Pro Stock run of 6.589 seconds Saturday on his final qualifying attempt to push the RaceRedi Pontiac GXP into...

RaceRedi Pontiac turns in 6.589-second run on Saturday

Dinwiddie/Richmond, Va., Oct. 12, 2008 -- Justin Humphreys needed his quickest Pro Stock run of 6.589 seconds Saturday on his final qualifying attempt to push the RaceRedi Pontiac GXP into the 14th starting berth in what is the quickest 16-car Pro Stock field in NHRA history.

All the drivers recorded times of 6.5 seconds, going from 6.554 to 6.590.

"It's a nice feeling," said a relieved Humphreys, who lives in Monrovia, Md., less than a two-hour drive from VMP. "My (crew) guys worked hard to get that (time). We changed motors Friday night and Frank (Gugliotta, crew chief) did a good job tuning the chassis.

"Running our quickest time to get into the field was cool, too," he continued. "We have a pretty good tune-up but we hope to run a little quicker Sunday."

His first-round opponent is Allen Johnson (No. 3, 6.555 seconds).

-credit: rrm

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Series NHRA
Drivers Allen Johnson , Justin Humphreys