Anderson Opens Seattle Qualifying in Fifth
Event: 25th annual NHRA Northwest Nationals
Location: Pacific Raceways, Kent,
Day/Date: Friday, August 3, 2012
The final race of the NHRA’s Western Swing got underway on Friday with the start of qualifying for the NHRA Northwest Nationals in Kent, Wash. With a repaved racing surface and temperatures in the mid- to upper seventies, Summit Racing Pro Stock Camaro racer Greg Anderson and the remainder of the Pro Stock contingent looked to take advantage of the favorable conditions and record some quick elapsed times.
After opening with a solid 6.585-second, 210.83 mph pass in the afternoon session, Anderson picked up the pace in the evening session, improving to a 6.577-second time with a top speed of 210.97 mph to place fifth midway through the qualifying procedure.
“The best way to describe our day is that it was uneventful,” remarked Anderson. “We made it through the goal posts twice, and even though we missed the mark on both runs, we were only off by half as much on the second one. All in all, it wasn’t a bad day.
“We’re still looking to find a happy home with these Summit Racing Camaros as far as the set-up is concerned, but we did make a better run on our second attempt, so maybe we are getting closer. We’ll try to do even better tomorrow, although it’s supposed to be a lot hotter, which could be a new challenge, forcing everyone to regroup. In any case, we’ll take what we learned from today’s runs and apply to tomorrow’s tune-up, seeing if we can continue our forward progress.”