Summit Racing–Anderson in Eager Pursuit of Fifth Dallas Trophy

Anderson in Eager Pursuit of Fifth Dallas Trophy
Mooresville, N.C., September 18, 2013 – Greg Anderson has proven time and again that he is as tough as they come, and the four-time NHRA Pro Stock world champion is ready to blaze past the competition in his Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro at this weekend’s AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals at Texas Motorplex, a facility where the 74-time national event winner has collected four of his hard-earned titles.
Anderson, based in Mooresville, N.C., will arrive at the Dallas-area racetrack as the No. 8 man in the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series standings and is eager to make up ground. Last weekend in Charlotte, at the first race of six in the Countdown to the Championship, Anderson pocketed a round win on Sunday – but it wasn’t near enough to satisfy the appetite of a competitor who is the third winningest Pro Stock driver in the history of NHRA.
“There is certainly some added pressure this time of year, especially when you aren’t up there in one of the top positions,” said Anderson, who has finished fifth or better in each of the previous 11 seasons and was either No. 1 or No. 2 when the curtain dropped for eight consecutive years.
“I am in a position right now where I really don’t have any room to have a bad race. Last weekend was not the start that I had hoped for, but it isn’t mathematically over. There is still a glimmer of hope, but it’s going to take a big weekend to get back in the fight. I have a great team behind me – this KB Racing crew has not taken a minute off since the last race, and the whole group is extremely determined. We have historically been good under pressure, and this team is definitely going to Texas feeling like we can win. It’s just a matter of executing.”
With his four victories at Texas Motorplex, Anderson has just one less than the driver with the most wins there, veteran factory hot rod campaigner Warren Johnson. Between Anderson and his Summit Racing teammate Jason Line, the KB Racing crew has brought home five trophies in the last decade of racing in Dallas.
There is additional incentive for drivers this weekend at the FallNationals – a Stetson cowboy hat sized, steamed, and branded on-site by Wild Bill of Wild Bill’s Western Wear. Anderson got his first Stetson in the winner’s circle in Dallas in 2010, the first year Texas Motorplex offered the special “trophy” in addition to NHRA’s coveted Wally.
“I probably shouldn’t be thinking about how good it would feel to wear that hat again, but it’s cool. I loved that first cowboy hat I got there, and I would love to add another one to my collection,” said Anderson. “We haven’t won a race yet this season, which is completely out of character for this team, but we’ve been a work in progress. We’re knocking on the door. It could easily happen this weekend if all of the stars align, and they need to. Team Summit is ready.”