Baytown: Kurt Johnson Friday summary

Kurt Johnson Sits Sixth on Friday in Houston Kurt Johnson opened his qualifying effort at the O'Reilly Spring Nationals in Baytown, TX in fine fashion. After opening with a class-leading 6.733-second, 205.13 mph pass on his first attempt,...

Kurt Johnson Sits Sixth on Friday in Houston

Kurt Johnson opened his qualifying effort at the O'Reilly Spring Nationals in Baytown, TX in fine fashion. After opening with a class-leading 6.733-second, 205.13 mph pass on his first attempt, KJ came back in the evening session to improve to a time of 6.726 seconds, slotting the ACDelco Cavalier in the sixth position midway through qualifying.

"We had a good run this afternoon, even though the clutch setting was a little soft. Naturally, we made some adjustments for the conditions and came back tonight looking to keep our ACDelco Cavalier at the top of the page.

"Unfortunately, we had some sort of a problem that caused the car to bog right at the start, almost as if it had no power. When I got to the end of the track, I figured it had run a 6.76 or .77, so I was pleasantly surprised to see it ran that 6.72. However, even though we improved, we know the potential was there to do even better, so we'll work on it tonight to find and fix whatever is wrong, and get after it tomorrow."

-j2r-

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