Summit Racing–Anderson banks on hitting it right on raceday at Summit’s NHRA Southern Nationals

Anderson banks on hitting it right on raceday at Summit’s NHRA Southern Nationals
Mooresville, N.C., May 17, 2014 – According to Summit Racing Pro Stock driver Greg Anderson, the key to success on raceday at the 34th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals will be what he terms, “hitting it right.” For Anderson, that is something that hasn’t yet happened to the full extent for him this weekend at Atlanta Dragway. On Sunday, the No. 10 qualifier will be looking to change that, beginning with a first-round meeting with fellow KB Racing-powered Vincent Nobile.
Anderson, in only his second race of the season following a successful recovery from heart surgery performed early this year, was out of the gate with a respectable 6.591-second run at 209.95 mph, but he suffered tremendous tire shake in the second session just as he launched from the starting line and chattered to a disheartening 19.667 at 39.29. More trouble at the starting line was in order for the third qualifying session that took place on Saturday afternoon, and a 6.641, 211.73 appeared on the scoreboard. The final session, however, brought the KB Racing team a sigh of relief as Anderson sailed to a much-improved 6.541 at a thunderous 212.66 mph.
“That was a lot better,” said Anderson. “We still have a long way to go, and we have struggled mightily with the starting line here. We just can’t seem to get it hooked up, but that last run was definitely a move in the right direction. We’re making progress, but it all comes down to tomorrow. The good news is that there is a lot left in our Summit Racing Camaro.
“Unfortunately, we’re matched with our teammate in the first round. One of us is going home first round – but that also means that one of us is moving on, and I want it to be me. I need it to be me, so I’m going to do all that I can and I’m going to hope and pray that I can do my job and the racecar can be as good as we know it can be to give us a chance to win.”
Anderson, with four wins in eight final rounds, has historically had exceptional good fortunate at Atlanta Dragway and looks to eliminations for this season’s rendition of the Summit Racing-sponsored event to bring more of the same.
“This weekend has been a bit of a surprise because we’ve always raced well here. But Jason [Line, Summit Racing teammate] ran big speed with a 213 that was the track record, and I’m not far behind,” said Anderson. “We can see that the engines really want to run. We just have to put everything together, and I know that this team is capable of that on raceday, especially here. We’ll make big changes tonight, and if we hit it right, our Summit Racing Camaro is going to be fast tomorrow.”