Summit Racing–Anderson Friday in Charlotte

Anderson Friday in Charlotte
Mooresville, N.C., September 13, 2013 – Summit Racing Pro Stock driver Greg Anderson enjoyed a good opening day at the sixth annual Carlyle Tools NHRA Carolina Nationals, and the three-time zMAX Dragway winner is looking for more on day two at the annual event that takes place at his home track, a facility just a few miles from the KB Racing engine shop.
In his first effort, Anderson was a swift 6.597 at 210.11 mph in his white Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro to take over the No. 6 position in the lineup, and he came back with a charging 6.556, 210.44 in the later round to preserve the position. Anderson will have two more sessions on Saturday to move up in the qualifying order.
“The runs my Summit Racing Camaro made today were decent, but really, they weren’t as good as we know they can be,” said Anderson. “We have a little bit of tune-up to do before we come out here tomorrow, but the good news is that my teammate, Jason Line, is the No. 1 guy right now – and that shows we can run really well here. There really isn’t any reason for one car to be faster than the other, so the project now is to figure out why we weren’t able to run with Jason. It wasn’t a bad day; in fact, it was a good day for KB Racing to put a car on the pole.
“The weather is supposed to be cooler tomorrow, and it’s going to be fast. We’re excited to come back out here and see what we can do to improve. The bottom line is that there are a lot of good cars out here, and they’re all separated by just a hair. We’re going to have to be perfect if we want to qualify in the top of the pack, but the Summit Racing team is absolutely capable of it.”
One of the tough cars in the field this weekend is one of their own. Young gun Buddy Perkinson is behind the wheel of the third KB Racing car in Charlotte, and Perkinson is currently ninth in the line-up.
“Buddy is a great driver, and we’re happy to have him with us this weekend,” said Anderson. “We’ve got three good cars between us, and I think tomorrow we should really have something to show for it. I don’t know if the pole will hold, but we’ll all be gunning for it, that’s for sure.”