Denver: Kurt Johnson Friday summary

KJ Sits Sixth at Denver Qualifying Midpoint The second half of the 2006 POWERade Drag Racing Season kicked off on Friday with two qualifying attempts at the NHRA Mile-High Nationals in Denver, CO. With the combination of unseasonable high ...

KJ Sits Sixth at Denver Qualifying Midpoint

The second half of the 2006 POWERade Drag Racing Season kicked off on Friday with two qualifying attempts at the NHRA Mile-High Nationals in Denver, CO. With the combination of unseasonable high temperatures and the mile-high altitude at Bandimere Speedway putting the brakes on the naturally-aspirated Pro Stock cars, a premium was placed on making the most of the conditions.

Kurt Johnson and the ACDelco Cobalt Racing team did a solid job of adapting to the challenging conditions, with their best pass of 7.098-seconds, 194.24 mph earning them the sixth starting spot midway through the qualifying procedure. Despite this solid effort, K.J. was already looking for ways to improve his standing during Saturday's final twin attempts.

"Tonight's run was a nice one, one we can build on. We were right at the top of the page in sixty feet, so we'll have to work on picking it up from there. Tomorrow's morning session should have conditions similar to what we had tonight, or pretty close to it. With that in mind, we'll see what we can do to adjust our ACDelco Cobalt and move up the ladder, putting ourselves in an even better position for Sunday's final eliminations."

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