Summit Racing–Anderson to make best start of season on raceday at New England Nationals

Anderson to make best start of season on raceday at New England Nationals
EPPING, N.H. (June 21, 2014) – Last season, Summit Racing Pro Stock driver Greg Anderson really wanted the trophy at Epping’s New England Dragway, the location of the inaugural NHRA New England Nationals. This year, the Mooresville, N.C.-based competitor is heading into raceday with lane choice due to another top half start – his best start of the season – and he means to get that trophy.
Anderson, wheeling the white Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro, ended the first day of qualifying with one of the best passes he’s made so far this season, a 6.512-second journey down the quarter-mile at a fast 213.10 mph that launched him into the No. 7 position.
Although the second day of the event proved warmer and allowed no improvement, he effectively protected his position and will start seventh on Sunday with Chris McGaha in the other lane. Anderson last raced McGaha on Sunday in Englishtown, when he defeated him in the quarterfinals en route to his second final round of the season.
“That was a great run for us with our Summit Racing Camaro, and we were very, very happy last night,” said Anderson, a 74-time NHRA Pro Stock winner. “Unfortunately, we weren’t able to better it today, and we just couldn’t seem to get a hold of the starting line.”
Many drivers were unable to improve upon the quick numbers seen in the great conditions of the Friday session, and Anderson raced to a 6.545 at 212.63 mph in the first round on a warmer Saturday. He came back with a 6.554 at 213.16 in the final qualifying round to solidify his No. 7 start.
Anderson is perhaps most enthused and encouraged by the wildly surging crowds at New England Dragway, where Pro Stock fans are as hungry to see quarter-mile racing as Anderson is to get back to the winner’s circle.
“The fans up here just love Pro Stock racing. They’re an enthusiastic bunch of people, and it’s really fun to interact with them at the ropes,” said Anderson. “When you pull up to make your runs – the stands are packed. That is absolutely a bright spot when it comes to racing up here; it’s just very cool. Tomorrow we’ll have our work cut out for us, but if we can accomplish what we set out to do, it’s going to be a lot of fun with so many fans in those stands.”