Seattle: Justin Humphreys final report

Humphreys Can't Hold Off Kurt Johnson in First Round at Seattle SEATTLE, July 20, 2008 -- Justin Humphreys did everything possible to get a win over Kurt Johnson in Sunday's opening round of the Schuck's Auto Supply Nationals, but his...

Humphreys Can't Hold Off Kurt Johnson in First Round at Seattle

SEATTLE, July 20, 2008 -- Justin Humphreys did everything  possible to get a
win over Kurt Johnson in Sunday's opening round of the  Schuck's Auto Supply
Nationals, but his RaceRedi Motorsports Dodge couldn't hold  off Johnson.

Humphreys left the starting line first, .029-second to .050, but the lead wasn't long enough because Johnson ran the quickest time of the round, 6.617 seconds at 209.39 mph, to turn on the win light. Humphreys came in a 6.646 at 207.75.

"It seems like we haven't been  getting many breaks," said Humphreys.  "You
still have to go up and take a  swing at it. But we weren't expecting Kurt to
run the quickest run of the  day.  He's always a tough competitor."
Humphreys, however, is  happy with the direction his performances are going. "
We have the car running  really good and real consistent," he added. "And we
are still in contention for  place in the top 10 and the playoffs."
He is 12th and has 527  points. He trails 11th by 43 points and is 69 behind
10th place with four more  races before the beginning of the Countdown to 1.
Humphreys will be  back in action Friday when the Fram Autolite Nationals
begin at Infineon Raceway  in Sonoma, Calif.

-credit: rrm

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Series NHRA
Drivers Kurt Johnson , Justin Humphreys