Pomona: Kurt Johnson Saturday summary

KJ Will Roll Off 11th in Pomona Kurt Johnson completed a solid qualifying effort at the Carquest Auto Parts NHRA Nationals on Saturday, with his 6.707-second, 207.50 mph pass (the fastest Pro Stock top speed to this point in the weekend) in...

KJ Will Roll Off 11th in Pomona

Kurt Johnson completed a solid qualifying effort at the Carquest Auto Parts NHRA Nationals on Saturday, with his 6.707-second, 207.50 mph pass (the fastest Pro Stock top speed to this point in the weekend) in the morning session earning the ACDelco Cobalt Racing team the 11th starting position.

Entering Sunday's final eliminations, KJ will be looking to take full advantage of the power available in his race car, as he and his crew work to better their times in the early part of the run and better match their unparalleled top end speed.

"We started well on Thursday, but seem to be chasing the racetrack from that point on. Although we never made what I would consider a good run, we kept working on it and got it to the point that we qualified, which is all that mattered until tomorrow. We're within a couple hundredths, but with the speed our ACDelco Cobalt is running, we feel we can be on top.

"We know where we want to go, and not what to do. We hadn't raced under these conditions yet this year, so we simply have to adapt. Fortunately, we start with a clean slate tomorrow, and it's up to us to take full advantage of the opportunity."

-j2r-

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