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Four qualifying attempts, good runs on race day on Humphreys’ agenda
Rain on Friday at the last two stops (
Humphreys advanced to the quarterfinals before unpredictable track conditions and ensuing loss of traction ended his day. But not before he secured ninth place (137 points), marking the sophomore driver’s third straight race in the top 10.
“We are going to
Humphreys said crew chief Bob Glidden and engine builder Richard Maskin “ have been busy at the shop trying to find more horsepower. We won’t test before going to
Glidden, winner of 85 NHRA Pro Stock races and 10 series championships, won the first two races at HRP. The first, in 1988, came just before a huge lightning and thunderstorm struck the area. Glidden also won again in 1993.
“Our first goal is to try and qualify in the top half of the field so we get lane choice in the first round,” added Humphreys.
After that, four round wins and winner’s circle photos would be the preferred race-day sequence.
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