Norwalk: Justin Humphreys final report

Humphreys' Plans Foiled by Faulty Transmission Justin Humphreys felt he had an excellent opportunity to win some rounds in Sunday's inaugural Summit Racing Equipment Nationals . . . until he shifted into second gear. And in a few short ...

Humphreys' Plans Foiled by Faulty Transmission

Justin Humphreys felt he had an excellent opportunity  to win some rounds in
Sunday's inaugural Summit Racing Equipment Nationals . . .  until he shifted
into second gear.  And in a few short seconds, his race  was over.
"I pulled it into second gear and it wouldn't go in," a  disappointed
Humphreys said following his first-round loss to Jason Line in  Nowalk, Ohio.  Line
won with a time of 6.658 seconds at 207.94 mph to a  coasting 13.462 at 62.71
mph.  "That was the first time that has ever  happened to me."

Humphreys had two good qualifying runs Saturday on a hot racetrack and believes the RaceRedi Motorsports Pontiac GTO is ready to become a regular in the 16-car starting fields.

"We have a good  car," he added. "Our performance is beginning to come
together.  We are  looking forward to going on to Bristol (Tenn.) next  week."

Humphreys qualified 11th, the highest of his rookie season, and he had the quickest Pro Stock run in Saturday's final qualifying run.

The third race of six races in a row comes Friday through Sunday in the Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol.

-credit: r-rm

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Drivers Jason Line , Justin Humphreys