Englishtown: Justin Humphreys Saturday notes

Humphreys Races Larry Morgan Sunday at SuperNationals; RaceRedi Motorsports Dodge Claims Ninth Qualifying Berth ENGLISHTOWN, N.J., June 21, 2008 -- Justin Humphreys continued to produce improved qualifying positions in the three races he's been...

Humphreys Races Larry Morgan Sunday at SuperNationals; RaceRedi Motorsports Dodge Claims Ninth Qualifying Berth

ENGLISHTOWN, N.J., June 21, 2008 -- Justin Humphreys continued to produce improved qualifying positions in the three races he's been driving the RaceRedi Dodge. Humphreys' career-best 6.627-second elapsed time (at 207.88 mph) Friday put him ninth in the starting lineup for Sunday's Lucas Oil SuperNationals at Raceway Park.

Humphreys meets Larry Morgan (8th, 6.627 seconds, 208.26 mph) in the first round of eliminations. Morgan earned the higher starting spot because his speed was faster.

"We can't complain," said Humphreys. "We're here racing on Sunday."

He had runs of 6.656 seconds at 207.66 mph and 6.676 at 206.96 in Saturday's summer heat.

"We tried something on the last run and found out it wasn't the way to go," Humphreys added. "We'll try to go out and make a good run. We need to go rounds so we can get back in the top 10."

Humphreys started 16th at Topeka, Kan., in his first race with Allen Johnson horsepower. He was 12th at Joliet, Ill., in his last outing two weeks ago.

Humphreys is 11th in POWERade Series points with 359 points, 106 behind 10th place.

-credit: rrm

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Series NHRA
Drivers Larry Morgan , Justin Humphreys