Dallas: Kurt Johnson Saturday summary

Saturday is a Learning Experience as KJ Qualifies Third in Dallas Having secured a position in Sunday's final eliminations of the O'Reilly Fall Nationals in Ennis, TX with his stellar 6.663-second, 206.76 mph pass on Friday evening, ACDelco...

Saturday is a Learning Experience as KJ Qualifies Third in Dallas

Having secured a position in Sunday's final eliminations of the O'Reilly Fall Nationals in Ennis, TX with his stellar 6.663-second, 206.76 mph pass on Friday evening, ACDelco Cobalt racer Kurt Johnson spent the second day of qualifying at the Texas Motorplex working on new components and combinations for his race car. Although he was able to make two solid runs in the low 6.7-second range, his Friday effort remained his run of record, earning the second-generation driver the third starting spot.

"We went down the track four times and qualified third, which is better than thirteen other cars in tomorrow's field. We did burn the clutch up on that last run, but we had been playing with fire a little bit, and finally went overboard, so now we know its limitations. That's the benefit of trying new things once you're solidly in the show. You certainly wouldn't want that to happen on race day.

"We'll get after it tomorrow and make things happen for our ACDelco Cobalt. We'll try to get on the heavy side of the clutch, because we know this track can take it, and do whatever we need to go four rounds."

-j2r-

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Drivers Kurt Johnson