Anderson Rides Learning Curve to Ninth on Friday
Event: 43rd annual NHRA SuperNationals
Location: Old Bridge Township Raceway Park, Englishtown, New Jersey
Day/Date: Friday, June 1, 2012
Greg Anderson and the KB Racing team opened a new chapter in their storied history on Friday, with their Summit Racing Pro Stock Camaro making its competitive debut during the first day of qualifying for the NHRA Supernationals in Englishtown, N.J. Although the cool and overcast conditions at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park were completely unlike those in which he made his initial testing runs one week ago, Anderson was still able to make two competitive passes, highlighted by his 6.554-second, 211.03 mph best in the evening session.
Sitting an uncharacteristic ninth midway through the qualifying procedure, the four-time champion sang the praises of his new car, while admitting both he and his team were still in the process of determining its performance envelope.
“I absolutely love my new Summit Racing Camaro,” said Anderson. “I think it’s going to be a tremendous car. It looks fantastic, I love driving it and it feels great. It obviously wants to run, but we’re just not getting off the starting line or through the first two gears the way we would like, which is not the car’s fault.
“We’re just off on the tune-up both car-wise and motor-wise, which has nothing to do with what body we’re running. We’ll have to make some big moves tomorrow to get it in the game. My hat’s off to the General for building a great car – I’m excited about the future. For now, we need to get it closer to the bulls-eye.”
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