Summit Racing–Anderson Plans More Aggressive Approach After Friday at Route 66 Raceway

Anderson Plans More Aggressive Approach After Friday at Route 66 Raceway
Event:  16th annual Route 66 NHRA Nationals
Location: Route 66 Raceway, Chicago, Illinois
Day/Date: Friday, June 28, 2013
The first day of qualifying at the highly anticipated Route 66 NHRA Nationals turned into an abbreviated affair when weather moved in around Route 66 Raceway near Chicago. In the single available run for the pro racers in NHRA’s Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, Greg Anderson piloted his white Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro to a 6.636 at 208.17 mph and secured a first-day finish as the provisional No. 5 qualifier.
“The track was great,” said Anderson, who has qualified in the top five four times this season and has been a top-half player at all but two races in 2013. “It was fantastic, and we have absolutely no complaints there. I think we probably underestimated how good it would be. We knew it would be decent, but the humidity shot right back up before our run, so we lost a little bit of air and a little bit of power. But this racetrack has always been very good, and when the clouds came out and we had a little rainstorm, all it did was clean off the racetrack and make it better.
“Now we know what we’re dealing with out there, and we have a great race surface and we can pretty much throw everything we’ve got at it. We’ll get more aggressive tomorrow with our Summit Racing Chevy Camaros, and we’re hoping we can run faster.”
Qualifying will continue on Saturday with two more passes before the fields are set for the 12th race of 24 on NHRA’s Mello Yello Series 2013 tour.