Summit Racing–Anderson Goes to Semis, Moves up Two Positions in St. Louis

Anderson Goes to Semis, Moves up Two Positions in St. Louis
Madison, Illinois, September 29, 2013 – Summit Racing Pro Stock driver Greg Anderson used tremendous driving skills to make important moves on Sunday at Gateway Motorsports Park’s second annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals. Anderson, who entered the event ninth in the series standings, vaulted up two spots to seventh at the St. Louis area facility and put the points leader on the trailer en route to a semifinals finish.
“I had a good run going today,” said Anderson, who easily halted a traction-troubled Vincent Nobile in the first round with a powerful 6.537 at 211.16 mph before recording a psychic .005-second reaction time at the starting line in his streaking white Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro to defeat Jeg Coughlin with a stunning holeshot in the second round.
“It was almost a great day, but unfortunately I came up .007-second short in the semifinals. Luck was on my side much of the day, but we just couldn’t quite get it done. That win over the yellow car really was great, though; that helped my Summit Racing teammate Jason Line tremendously points-wise.”
Following a win in Dallas last week, Line was in sole possession of the points lead. An early exit in St. Louis, however, allowed Coughlin to briefly move into the top spot. Anderson’s impressive lashing just one round later helped prevent the competitor from leaving St. Louis as the No. 1 driver in the standings.
In the semifinals, Anderson had the opportunity to further aid his teammate’s cause. As he was in each round of eliminations, Anderson was out of the gate first – this time with a remarkable .011-second reaction time to Mike Edwards’ .035 – and recorded a 6.560 in the less-desirable lane. Edwards’ 6.529 got the nod by the slim margin.
“I’m disappointed I wasn’t able to win that one, but we almost had it,” said Anderson. “The bottom line is that it is very, very tough out here, and we need to keep digging and fighting the good fight to win as a team. I’m not completely out of the running for the championship, but we’ll see what happens. Jason is No. 3 in the points right now with his Summit Racing Camaro, and he has a very real shot at securing a championship for KB Racing. This class is tough. You just have to continue to strive for perfection, and that is exactly what we will do.”