Summit Racing–Anderson moving in the right direction with New England Nationals performance

Anderson moving in the right direction with New England Nationals performance
EPPING, N.H. (June 22, 2014) – Greg Anderson and the white Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro had a good outing this weekend at New England Dragway, and it showed not only on the scorecard but also in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro Stock points. Anderson enjoyed his best start of the year and advanced to the semifinals on raceday at the 2nd annual NHRA New England Nationals, and he moved up two positions in the points to come within 26 marks of a coveted position in the top 10.
Anderson, starting from the No. 7 spot thanks to a very strong 6.512-second pass at 213.10 mph in his Summit Racing Camaro, knocked out Chris McGaha in the first round of eliminations on a holeshot. His .019-second reaction time edged a .064 with ease, and Anderson surged ahead for a 6.547, 212.56 win over his opponent’s 6.532, 213.43.
Round two brought the four-time NHRA Pro Stock champion up against Erica Enders-Stevens, last weekend’s Bristol winner who was the one to oust him in the quarterfinals. Anderson was not going to have a repeat of the previous weekend’s outcome and launched .012-second ahead of Enders-Stevens, and he put the advantage to good use at the top end as identical 6.551s appeared on the scoreboard. Again, his win would go down in the books as a holeshot.
“I got a break there, and it all comes down to timing,” said Anderson. “For some reason, that round they didn’t have the performance that they had the rest of the weekend, and that certainly worked in our favor. Those are the kind of breaks you need sometimes.”
The victory came with a ticket to the semifinals and a match with Dave Connolly for the first time this season. Anderson picked up elapsed time but didn’t quite have enough for his challenger, who took the win with a 6.517 to 6.549.
“I had a good day, it just wasn’t a great day,” said Anderson, now No. 12 in the points. “We actually had a good weekend with our Summit Racing Camaro, but we need to get some more performance out of the racecar. There are just too many cars out there that are really, really fast in this class right now, so you can’t take anything for granted.
“Overall, I think we’re on the right track. It felt really good to come out here and have the best qualifying performance of the year so far, and I think we can better that when we get to Chicago. Without a doubt, we have a team that works hard and knows what to do. We’ll keep digging – it’s just what we do.”