MOORESVILLE, N.C., July 22, 2014 – Summit Racing Pro Stock driver Greg Anderson has a reason to be confident heading into this weekend’s 27th annual NHRA Sonoma Nationals. Just a handful of days ago in Denver, the driver of the white Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro powered to his best qualifying performance of the season, and on raceday he was up to the task as he once again proved his driving capabilities and left his competitors at the starting line. Add to his recent success behind the wheel the fact that he is the winningest Pro Stock driver at Sonoma Raceway and it seems apparent that all of the key ingredients are present.
“We’re very, very much looking forward to getting to Sonoma,” said Anderson. The Mooresville, N.C.-based driver has won a record four times at Sonoma Raceway, most recently in 2011, and in 2012 he came up just a tad shy in the final round, narrowly missing Sonoma win No. 5. This time around, the 74-time national event victor is coming to Sonoma with his first win of the season at the top of the to-do list.
“We love that racetrack,” he continued. “We’ve always run well there. With what we think we’ve learned in the last week or so, we really feel like we’re set up to run well there again. The KB Racing crew feels 100% positive about going there and that the Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaros are going to haul ass. As soon as we left Denver, I couldn’t wait to get there because I know it’s going to be great.”
Twice already this year Anderson has been a finalist, despite a belated start to the season following heart surgery, and last weekend he made up ground in the battle to break into the Countdown to the Championship. Currently No. 11 and just 23 points out of the top 10, Anderson still has work to do but is certainly on course to arrive at his intended destination.
“We picked up a round win in Denver last weekend, and that counts for a lot right now, but we need more,” said the four-time NHRA Pro Stock world champion. “We have to win races. We simply have to. Thankfully, we’re very positive about what we did last week in Denver and how things turned out. We really feel like the Summit Racing team is going to run well at Sonoma, and I’ll be completely shocked if we don’t. It will be great to get back to sea level, and I really think we will shine.
“After this weekend’s race in Sonoma, my teammate Jason Line and I are going to Summit Racing headquarters in Reno, Nev., for Hot August Nights, and all the brass from Summit will be there and thousands and thousands of classic cars. It’s a real neat deal, and it’s the first time both Jason and I will both be able to do this. Hopefully, we’ll have a trophy to show off.”