Pomona II: Tommy Johnson Jr Thursday summary

JOHNSON JR. FINISHES EIGHTH THURSDAY AT POMONA FINALS POMONA, Calif. (Nov. 3, 2005) -- Tommy Johnson Jr. drove Don Prudhomme's Skoal RacingSM Chevy Funny Car to the No. 8 qualifying position Thursday at Pomona Raceway as qualifying kicked-off...

JOHNSON JR. FINISHES EIGHTH THURSDAY AT POMONA FINALS

POMONA, Calif. (Nov. 3, 2005) -- Tommy Johnson Jr. drove Don Prudhomme's Skoal RacingSM Chevy Funny Car to the No. 8 qualifying position Thursday at Pomona Raceway as qualifying kicked-off for the 41st annual Auto Club Finals.

Johnson, who won the season-opener at Pomona in February, used a tune-up from crew chiefs Mike Green and Johnny West to power to a 4.795 second, 321.81 mph pass to finish eighth in the 16-car flopper order. It was Johnson's 11th 4.7-second pass of the season.

"We made a nice conservative run," Johnson said. "We wanted to make a good, solid run to get into the show. At the Winternationals, we didn't qualify until the third session. We didn't want to do that again. Now, we can tune it up on Friday and Saturday. I think we can go to No. 1, that's how confident I am."

The Skoal Racing crew aims to improve its position in the Funny Car order when qualifying continues at 3 p.m. (PT) on Friday.

-www.snakeracing.com

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Series NHRA
Drivers Tommy Johnson , Don Prudhomme , Tommy Johnson Jr.