Columbus: Warren Johnson Friday summary

WJ sits fourth halfway through Columbus qualifying Although rain curtailed Friday's qualifying action at Pontiac Excitement Nationals to just one run, Warren Johnson made the most of the situation. Covering the quarter-mile in 6.910 seconds...

WJ sits fourth halfway through Columbus qualifying

Although rain curtailed Friday's qualifying action at Pontiac Excitement Nationals to just one run, Warren Johnson made the most of the situation. Covering the quarter-mile in 6.910 seconds with a top speed of 199.85 mph, Johnson's GM Performance Parts Grand Am placed fourth, with two final attempts remaining on Saturday.

"So far, so good. We had tested earlier in the week, and our results verified what we had figured out just after the Joliet race, so we decided to abandon the approach we used at the previous race, and went back to a more conservative set up. We could have been more aggressive and run a high 6.89, but just as easily missed it and run a 9.89. We'll take what the track gave us and work from there.

"We feel we're back on course. In fact, when compared to some of the other cars, we may have picked up some performance, especially in top speed, so our GM Performance Parts Grand Am is looking a lot better."

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Drivers Warren Johnson