Pomona: Kurt Johnson Thursday notes

A Quick Start Puts KJ Second on Thursday in Pomona Kurt Johnson's new ACDelco Cobalt made its official national event debut on Thursday at the Carquest Auto Parts Winternationals in Pomona, CA. Taking full advantage of the single qualifying ...

A Quick Start Puts KJ Second on Thursday in Pomona

Kurt Johnson's new ACDelco Cobalt made its official national event debut on Thursday at the Carquest Auto Parts Winternationals in Pomona, CA. Taking full advantage of the single qualifying opportunity, Johnson powered through the quarter-mile in 6.649 seconds with a top speed of 208.62 mph to claim the second spot with three attempts remaining.

"We're pretty pleased to come out here with a brand new car and be second after the first day of qualifying. Now we just have to figure out what it likes. We know there's room for improvement, because that run was actually pretty ugly. It was definitely spinning from the drop of the clutch, and it was rough down track.

"Still, this was a nice step forward by the ACDelco Cobalt crew. Our biggest fear coming into this race was that we ran on one racetrack for four days in Vegas, and it was a perfect racetrack, and we didn't know how it would react to the surface here in Pomona. Now we know a little about this car on this track.

"It's definitely spinning, so we'll have to calm it down, because it wasn't spinning at all in Vegas. We certainly have to pick up the e.t.. We have our work cut out for us, but I think we can do it."

-credit: j2r

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