Topeka: Justin Humphreys preview

Justin Humphreys, Maskin Go Separate Ways; Humphreys to Miss Topeka Race Justin Humphreys' RaceRedi Motorsports Pro Stock team finds itself in a frustrating predicament, one that is not easily resolved. His Pontiac GXP is without race motors...

Justin Humphreys, Maskin Go Separate Ways; Humphreys to Miss Topeka Race

Justin Humphreys' RaceRedi Motorsports Pro Stock team finds itself in a frustrating predicament, one that is not easily resolved.

His Pontiac GXP is without race motors and, therefore, will not be competing in this weekend's O'Reilly Summer Nationals at Topeka, Kan.

Humphreys said Richard Maskin, who had been the engine supplier, "called us and said he didn't want to do this anymore and asked us to send his engines back (from the team's Maryland shop to Detroit). We had no forewarning . . . and we don't have any other engines available to us, so we won't be in Topeka."

The dilemma comes at an inopportune time. Humphreys slipped out of the POWERade Series top 10 for the first time this year when the car's performance faltered at the last two NHRA races (St. Louis and Bristol) and he did not qualify. He is now 11th overall.

"We only got down the track once (in four attempts) during qualifying at Bristol (May 17)," added Humphreys. "We are looking for other alternatives. Good Pro Stock motors are in high demand and there aren't many available."

-credit: rrm

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