Joliet: Justin Humphreys Friday notes

Maryland Driver Posts Quickest Time in RaceRedi Motorsports Dodge JOLIET, Ill., June 6, 2008 -- Justin Humphreys was confident his second NHRA national event driving a Dodge Stratus from the Allen Johnson-Don Schumacher Racing stable would be a...

Maryland Driver Posts Quickest Time in RaceRedi Motorsports Dodge

JOLIET, Ill., June 6, 2008 -- Justin Humphreys was confident his second NHRA national event driving a Dodge Stratus from the Allen Johnson-Don Schumacher Racing stable would be a good one.

His performance equaled his beliefs when he claimed 10th place with a quarter-mile lap of 6.737 seconds at 204.91 mph in the second of Friday's qualifying runs for Sunday's Torco Racing Fuels Route 66 Nationals at Route 66 Raceway. That was the quickest of the six runs he's made the in car since getting in it for the first time a week ago at Topeka.

"To be in the top 12 on Friday is good for us," Humphreys said. "We're starting to get the hang of it. Frank (Gugliotta) is good at figuring out the chassis setup. Now we want to go out Saturday and make two more good runs and move into the top eight so we have lane choice for first round on Sunday."

Humphreys, of Monrovia, Md., said he is getting more comfortable in the car, and Gugliotta is still trying to find the clutch, transmission and rear end ratios so important to making the car run quicker and faster. "That part just takes time and more runs. We're learning something on every run."

-credit: rrm

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Series NHRA
Drivers Allen Johnson , Justin Humphreys