St. Louis: Justin Humphreys Saturday summary

Knoll Gas Energy/Torco Racing Fuels Pontiac GTO Timed in 6.739 Seconds MADISON, Ill./St. Louis, May 5, 2007 -- Justin Humphreys, who has been so close to qualifying for several NHRA Pro Stock races this season, will be starting his second...

Knoll Gas Energy/Torco Racing Fuels Pontiac GTO Timed in 6.739 Seconds

MADISON, Ill./St. Louis, May 5, 2007 -- Justin Humphreys, who has been so close to qualifying for several NHRA Pro Stock races this season, will be starting his second POWERade Series event Sunday in the O'Reilly Midwest Nationals at Gateway International Raceway.

"I'm happy we won't be loading up (the car) tonight and heading out of town," said Humphreys. "The good news is we are playing on Sunday. We are a new team and everything is definitely going in the right direction. This is a lot more fun."

Limited to three qualifying attempts when rain washed out Friday night's last session, engine builder Richard Maskin tuned up the Pontiac GTO on Saturday. Humphreys' opening run of 6.739 seconds at 205.59 mph assured him of making the starting lineup.

"We have the potential now to be sixth-to-eighth best," said Maskin. "That's where we are today; that's not where we're headed.

Humphreys, in his rookie year, will race Jason Line, who was No. 2, 6.680 at 207.05 mph.

-credit: js/jh

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Series NHRA
Drivers Jason Line , Justin Humphreys