Englishtown: Warren Johnson Friday summary

WJ outruns the rain to sit fourth on friday in Englishtown For the second consecutive race, inclement weather played a major role in the first day of qualifying for a POWERade Drag Racing Series event, as rain cut short the on-track activities...

WJ outruns the rain to sit fourth on friday in Englishtown

For the second consecutive race, inclement weather played a major role in the first day of qualifying for a POWERade Drag Racing Series event, as rain cut short the on-track activities at the NHRA Supernationals in Englishtown, NJ. In fact, the Pro Stock category was one of only two professional classes to complete their first timed runs, with the cloudy skies and cooler temperatures providing near-perfect conditions.

However, there was some cause for concern for Warren Johnson and the GM Performance Parts Racing team when fellow competitor Bruce Allen suffered a mechanical malfunction and oiled the track directly in front of "The Professor", with the resulting lengthy clean-up potentially creating changes in the racing surface for which they could not compensate.

Any such fears were quickly allayed, as W.J. took advantage of the opportunity presented, with his 6.729-second, 205.69 mph effort placing his Grand Am fourth heading into Saturday's action.

"We were a little concerned after Bruce (Allen) had his problem directly in front of us, but we were still able to make a good run. We gave up a little in sixty foot, so there is room for improvement, but, most importantly, we established a good baseline to work from. The conditions are forecast to be similar tomorrow, so our GM Performance Parts Grand Am should be in good shape."

-j2r-

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