Brainerd: Warren Johnson Friday summary

Warren Johnson beats the heat in Brainerd, Places fourth on Friday Heading into Friday's first day of qualifying for the Lucas Oil Nationals, one of the biggest questions among the Pro Stock contingent was the condition of the Brainerd ...

Warren Johnson beats the heat in Brainerd, Places fourth on Friday

Heading into Friday's first day of qualifying for the Lucas Oil Nationals, one of the biggest questions among the Pro Stock contingent was the condition of the Brainerd International Raceway surface, which had been completely reworked since the POWERade Drag Series last visited northern Minnesota a year ago. Further complicating matters was the unseasonably high heat and humidity, which combine to slow the normally aspirated "factory hot rods".

Therefore, Minnesota native Warren Johnson called on his many years of racing experience to find the proper set-up for his GM Performance Parts Grand Am. As a result, he recorded two of the quickest passes of the day, with his best effort of 6.911 seconds with a top speed of 199.49 mph placing him fourth heading into Saturday's final two qualifying sessions.

"We're pretty happy with our GM Performance Parts Grand Am's performance today. We made two solid runs down the racetrack, one in each lane, and didn't leave a whole lot on the table. We'll look at where we are as far as the engine is concerned, and change back to something we normally run for tomorrow. We're right where we need to be, it's just a matter of finding a few more horses."

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