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NHRA Nationals
Las Vegas, NV
(April 6-9)

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Kurt Johnson
Mark Christopher Auto Center Chevrolet Cobalt

KJ will roll off sixth

Las Vegas, Saturday: On the strength of a 6.795-second, 203.34 mph pass made on his third attempt, Kurt Johnson qualified his ACDelco Cobalt sixth for Sunday’s final eliminations of the NHRA Nationals in Las Vegas, NV.  After a solid effort on Friday, which saw Johnson post two of the quickest elapsed times, the second-generation racer completed another strong qualifying effort on Saturday by showing the consistency necessary to contend on race day.

“Our ACDelco Cobalt has been good so far this weekend.  It’s been strong in low gear, second gear, third gear, going down the track on every run.  In addition, I’ve been pretty good on the tree, so there isn’t any reason we can’t win this race tomorrow.

“After making three good runs, we tried a different engine combination for the last session, and the only thing that upset me about it was that the car went left, so it really wasn’t a valid test run.  However, we’ll put our known combination back in for tomorrow, which is based on what we won with last October, and make a few adjustments for the conditions.  I’d like to pick it up a little more in the first 60 feet, but so far we’re pretty pleased, and feel we’re definitely in the hunt.”

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