Memphis: Warren Johnson Friday summary

Fourteenth on Friday, WJ Aims to Improve in Memphis on Saturday Warren Johnson and the GM Performance Parts Racing team battled to tame a very tricky Memphis Motorsports Park racing surface during the first day of qualifying for the O'Reilly ...

Fourteenth on Friday, WJ Aims to Improve in Memphis on Saturday

Warren Johnson and the GM Performance Parts Racing team battled to tame a very tricky Memphis Motorsports Park racing surface during the first day of qualifying for the O'Reilly Mid-South Nationals. After opening with a 6.857-second pass on his first attempt, Johnson came back in the evening session to record an elapsed time of 6.814 seconds with a top speed of 203.25 mph. This placed the six-time Pro Stock champion in the fourteenth position entering Saturday's final attempts, with Johnson having definite plans on using one of those runs to improve his standing.

"Today we covered both ends of the spectrum. On the first run, we were a little too aggressive and shook the tires. On our second attempt, we were overly cautious, and sacrificed some performance. Fortunately, tomorrow morning's session will probably have conditions that are quite similar to what we encountered today, so we will go back and look at our notes, trying to find the sweet spot in the tune-up that will get our GM Performance Parts Grand Am back near the top where it belongs."

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Drivers Warren Johnson