Las Vegas II: Warren Johnson Friday summary

A Consistent WJ is Tenth on Friday in Vegas The first day of qualifying for the ACDelco Las Vegas NHRA Nationals produced both highs and lows for Warren Johnson. On the plus side, Johnson made two consistent runs in his GM ...

A Consistent WJ is Tenth on Friday in Vegas

The first day of qualifying for the ACDelco Las Vegas NHRA Nationals produced both highs and lows for Warren Johnson. On the plus side, Johnson made two consistent runs in his GM Performance Parts GTO, with the elapsed times on each run coming within a few thousandths of each other. However, his 6.863-second, 201.61 mph best placed him tenth at the qualifying midpoint, with The Professor working furiously on improving his standing on Sunday.

"For some reason, our performance has been off in the first 330 feet, which naturally affects the remainder of the run. Even though we were able to run among the leaders in the back half, we weren't able to recover the two hundredths we lost in the first part of the run. It's somewhat of a mystery, because it feels like we're spinning the tires, but our driveshaft speed reads barely enough to turn the tires.

"We'll go over our notes from previous runs here and other tracks under similar conditions and come up with a game plan for tomorrow. Fortunately the weather conditions are forecast to be similar to what we had today, so we should be able to move our GM Performance Parts GTO back to the top of the board, and put ourselves in a good position for Sunday."

-j2r-

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