Columbus: Kurt Johnson Friday summary

KJ is fifth at Columbus qualifying midpoint An evening rain shower cut short the first day of qualifying at the Pontiac Excitement Nationals, with the professional categories making only one attempt on Friday afternoon. Kurt Johnson took full ...

KJ is fifth at Columbus qualifying midpoint

An evening rain shower cut short the first day of qualifying at the Pontiac Excitement Nationals, with the professional categories making only one attempt on Friday afternoon. Kurt Johnson took full advantage of his single run, posting an elapsed time of 6.911 seconds with a top speed of 200.08 mph. This placed the ACDelco Cavalier fifth heading into Saturday's final two qualifying sessions in Columbus, with Johnson looking to move further up in the order.

"Since we weren't sure what the track would give us, we were a little conservative on that first run. After looking at it on the computer, we believe there are a couple hundredths left in it. Even so, we're pretty pleased with our ACDelco Cavalier's performance.

"We were set up for the night session, where the track temperatures would have been only eighty or ninety degrees, so we'll have to change it for tomorrow, basing it somewhat on today's run. Of course, we'll have to wait and see what the weather is like, and try to move up a couple spots."

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