Summit Racing–Anderson a Top Half Player in Qualifying in Dallas

Anderson a Top Half Player in Qualifying in Dallas
ENNIS, Texas, September 21, 2013 – Summit Racing driver Greg Anderson has regularly earned a start from the top half of the field in the extremely competitive Pro Stock category this year, and at Texas Motorplex and the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals, the Mooresville, N.C.-based driver is continuing his strong record with a start from the No. 7 position at the conclusion of qualifying.
Anderson will have lane choice over Jeg Coughlin on Sunday, a driver he last raced in the final round in Chicago earlier this year.
“That’s a big round for us, and obviously we want those bragging rights,” said Anderson, as the scene pits Coughlin’s namesake mail order parts house against the Summit Racing Equipment-backed Chevrolet Camaro he intends to drive to the winner’s circle. “And right now, there is a lot on the line in terms of the points. We want that round win, but we want those points, too. We want to add them to the pile so that we can work our way up. It’s now or never for me in the Countdown to the Championship, and I have to make it happen tomorrow. It doesn’t matter who is in the other lane first round, they’ve all got to get out of my way.”
Qualifying for the event was cut short and only two sessions were allowed after the entire first day of the event was washed away by persistent rain.
Anderson, a four-time Dallas winner, made a decent run in the first round of qualifying on Saturday – his 6.567 at 210.64 mph was initially good for the No. 6 spot. A 6.579 in the second and final session didn’t allow for a move up in the order, but lessons that will come into play on raceday were learned.
“I made a decent run the first session, but it wasn’t a perfectly smooth run so I knew it could be better,” said Anderson. “The second run was just a little too conservative. It was nice and smooth, but it just wasn’t fast enough. Both of the runs were decent, though, and we found both sides of the tune-up today, so the Summit Racing team believes that we can run even better tomorrow. We should have a good shot.
“The track was very good today despite the rain on Friday, and I expect tomorrow it will be even better. The weather should be similar to what we had today, so we should have a good idea what we need to do. Once again, it just comes down to executing. It’s play-off drag racing time. The stakes are high. The Summit Racing team will be bringing our A-game.”