Topeka: Justin Humphreys Saturday notes

Justin Humphreys Puts Dodge into Topeka Pro Stock Lineup TOPEKA, Kansas, May 31, 2008 -- Justin Humphreys bucked the odds Saturday by qualifying Allen Johnson's Mopar Dodge 16th for Sunday's O'Reilly Summer Nationals at Heartland Park ...

Justin Humphreys Puts Dodge into Topeka Pro Stock Lineup

TOPEKA, Kansas, May 31, 2008 -- Justin Humphreys bucked the odds Saturday by qualifying Allen Johnson's Mopar Dodge 16th for Sunday's O'Reilly Summer Nationals at Heartland Park Topeka.

Humphreys had not driven the car until Friday's first qualifying run. His 6.761-second, 203.68-mph run that night held up through Saturday's two sessions. He races No. 1 qualifier Dave Connolly (6.720 at 204.51 mph) in the opening round.

"We made four runs in the car and got down the track on each one," said a smiling Humphreys. "We are starting to figure out the setup. Everything -- the whole package -- in the Pontiac is different from the Dodge's.

"We went from a Pontiac (his RaceRedi Motorsports GXP) to a Dodge in the last four days and qualified. We picked up the car 48 hours before our first qualifying run (Friday). We have two good crews working on the car -- Allen's and ours -- and we are looking forward to Sunday.

Humphreys had almost identical runs of 6.770 and 6.772 seconds Saturday.

-credit: rrm

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Series NHRA
Drivers Allen Johnson , Justin Humphreys , Dave Connolly