Columbus: Kurt Johnson Saturday summary

KJ Steps Up, Will Start Second in Columbus Kurt Johnson completed an impressive qualifying effort on Saturday at the Pontiac Performance Nationals in Columbus, Ohio, posting two of the three quickest passes of the day. In the morning...

KJ Steps Up, Will Start Second in Columbus

Kurt Johnson completed an impressive qualifying effort on Saturday at the Pontiac Performance Nationals in Columbus, Ohio, posting two of the three quickest passes of the day. In the morning session, Johnson's ACDelco Cobalt blasted through the quarter-mile in 6.724 seconds with a top speed of 205.01 mph, missing the top qualifying position (which, ironically, was held by his father, Warren Johnson) by one thousandth of a second.

Johnson then came back on his final run in the heat of the day to show he was ready for Sunday's final eliminations, recording a 6.737-second elapsed time, quickest of the session among the 26 cars making an attempt.

"The ACDelco Cobalt was better today than it has ever been," I believe we found the sweet spot in Atlanta, and we've continued in that direction this weekend. We made some changes this afternoon to test a few things in the heat, and it really panned out.

"I was really pleased to go .991 in sixty feet on a 109 degree race track, and the run was as smooth as silk. The graph looks good, the clutch looks good, everything looks good. We're trying not to get too excited because anything can happen tomorrow. From the first round against Kenny (Koretsky) on, we'll be racing some very good cars, so we all have to make sure we do our jobs. Fortunately, we know we have a great race car in our ACDelco Cobalt."

-j2r-

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Series NHRA
Drivers Kurt Johnson , Warren Johnson