Englishtown: Kurt Johnson Saturday summary

KJ Steps Up, Will Roll Off Sixth in Englishtown Kurt Johnson concluded his qualifying effort for the NHRA Supernationals in Englishtown, NJ in impressive fashion, on Saturday, putting himself in a much better position for Sunday's final ...

KJ Steps Up, Will Roll Off Sixth in Englishtown

Kurt Johnson concluded his qualifying effort for the NHRA Supernationals in Englishtown, NJ in impressive fashion, on Saturday, putting himself in a much better position for Sunday's final eliminations.

After coming into the day in the 12th position, the second-generation racer stepped up his performance on Saturday, posting one of the quickest elapsed times in each of the two sessions, with his 6.663-second, 207.40 mph best in the morning run earning the ACDelco Cobalt the sixth starting position as he looks to score consecutive wins for the first time since 2003.

"It's a good day anytime you can tune these cars and keep picking up the performance, making better runs and gaining e.t. as we did with our ACDelco Cobalt today. The gearing has been right, the clutch is good, and I've been driving well, which produced the results you saw today."

"The biggest issue we have for tomorrow is that it's not always going straight. However, I feel once we know which lane we're going to be in, we can tune it in the staging lanes, which is a big plus. I've been spending some time on the practice tree, and I feel as good about our chances as I did in Chicago."

-j2r-

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