Topeka: Justin Humphreys preview

Justin Humphreys Back in Summer Nationals; Allen Johnson Offers Ride in Dodge Stratus Justin Humphreys will be among the Pro Stock contingent in the Summer Nationals after all, thanks to an offer from Allen Johnson and Don Schumacher ...

Justin Humphreys Back in Summer Nationals; Allen Johnson Offers Ride in Dodge Stratus

Justin Humphreys will be among the Pro Stock contingent in the Summer Nationals after all, thanks to an offer from Allen Johnson and Don Schumacher Racing.

"We'll definitely be at Topeka," said Humphreys, who 24 hours earlier abandoned hope following the unexpected departure the RaceRedi Motorsports team's engine supplier. "Allen Johnson and his team are good friends of ours and he and Schumacher Racing stepped up and offered us a ride in one of their Dodge Stratus R/Ts.

"They are good people and we are excited to be able to work with them. We definitely appreciate it. It will be exciting to have the horsepower to run with everyone."

The agreement, for now, is for the Summer Nationals and next week's race at Chicago.

"This is a good thing for us," added Humphreys, "because it gives us a chance to do what we need to do to keep earning points and get back in the top 10. And this gives us time to get another engine program for our Pontiac GXP."

The second-year Pro Stock competitor and former Nopi and Sport Compact champion was a fixture in the top 10 through the first seven races, but he dropped out after two successive non-qualifying events. He's 11th with 296 points, 31 out of 10th place.

"I'm just glad to be going to the races," Humphreys concluded.

-credit: jhr

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Series NHRA
Drivers Allen Johnson , Justin Humphreys