Sonoma: Kurt Johnson Saturday summary

KJ Will Start Seventh in Sonoma Kurt Johnson and the ACDelco Cobalt Racing team continued their string of strong qualifying performances on Saturday, using four consistently quick runs in claiming the seventh starting spot for Sunday's ...

KJ Will Start Seventh in Sonoma

Kurt Johnson and the ACDelco Cobalt Racing team continued their string of strong qualifying performances on Saturday, using four consistently quick runs in claiming the seventh starting spot for Sunday's final eliminations of the NHRA California Nationals in Sonoma, CA. >From his first attempt on Friday afternoon, when he posted a 6.715-second elapsed time, Johnson was never outside of the top half of the field, with his run of record coming on Saturday morning, when he tripped the finish line timers in 6.650-seconds with a top speed of 207.72 mph, matching his career-best speed set earlier this year.

"We're in the show and have lane choice, and that's what matters. I felt like we could have run a '.63 this morning, so we went for it. Unfortunately, the track couldn't handle our set-up, so we spun the tires which cost us a couple hundredths.

"We know we want to run faster and be at the top of the page, but for now we'll settle with having lane choice for the first round. In any case, we know we absolutely have to let the clutch out first, which is our game plan. Everyone on this ACDelco Cobalt crew is ready to do the best that they can tomorrow, so we'll see what happens."

-tmgs

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