Joliet II: Tommy Johnson Jr Saturday summary

Johnson Jr. Qualifies 15th at Joliet JOLIET, Ill. (Oct. 1, 2004) -- Tommy Johnson Jr. raced his blue Skoal RacingSM Chevy Monte Carlo to the No. 15 qualifying position Saturday at Route 66 Raceway by driving to a qualifying-best run of 4.858 ...

Johnson Jr. Qualifies 15th at Joliet

JOLIET, Ill. (Oct. 1, 2004) -- Tommy Johnson Jr. raced his blue Skoal RacingSM Chevy Monte Carlo to the No. 15 qualifying position Saturday at Route 66 Raceway by driving to a qualifying-best run of 4.858 seconds at 318.42 mph.

Johnson used a Mike Green tune-up to power to the 4.858, 318.42 pass on Saturday's opening qualifying effort and make the cut for the quickest Funny Car field in NHRA history. On his third and final qualifying attempt, Johnson's Chevy flopper overpowered the race track and recorded a run of 5.361 at 192.11.

"The conditions here are the best we've ever seen," Johnson said. "This is as good as it gets. It's no wonder that people are setting records. We learned a lot on that last pass and we'll adjust the clutch and should be good to go for the first round."

Johnson will face No. 2 qualifier Del Worsham in round one of Funny Car eliminations on Sunday. Johnson is 3-13 in his Funny Car career against Worsham.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Del Worsham , Tommy Johnson , Tommy Johnson Jr.