Englishtown: Kurt Johnson Friday summary

KJ Powers to the No. 1 position in Englishtown on Friday Kurt Johnson opened his qualifying effort at the NHRA SuperNationals in impressive fashion on Friday, posting two of the quickest and fastest runs of the day in the Pro Stock category.

KJ Powers to the No. 1 position in Englishtown on Friday

Kurt Johnson opened his qualifying effort at the NHRA SuperNationals in impressive fashion on Friday, posting two of the quickest and fastest runs of the day in the Pro Stock category. After starting with a solid 6.738-second, 205.22 mph pass, KJ blistered the Raceway Park quarter-mile in the evening run, tripping the finish line timers in 6.675 seconds with a top speed of 206.10 mph, capturing the No. 1 position heading into Saturday's final two sessions.

"We felt going into tonight's session that the track would hold a .60. They had sprayed it four times, and the track temperature went down 10-12 degrees. It was all a matter of getting the car hooked up to the racetrack, and we did.

"It was nice to make that run. There's a difference between thinking or knowing you can do something and actually doing it, which is what we did today.

"The one thing that we have learned in the short time that we have had this ACDelco Cobalt is that if it goes straight, it goes quick, and tonight it did. That will be our key this weekend, making sure that it goes straight on every run. If it does that, we feel we can get to the winner's circle."

-j2r-

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