Consistent Anderson Moves into No. 5 spot in Seattle Qualifying
KENT, Wash., August 1, 2014 – Greg Anderson had a very good first day of qualifying at the NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceway. His white Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro was reliable and strong, and his consistency was rewarded with a provisional spot as the No. 5 qualifier at an event where the Mooresville, N.C.-based Pro Stock driver has twice been quickest in qualifying.
Anderson was out of the gate with a respectable 6.561-second pass at 211.20 mph on a hot racetrack with sticky air conditions, and at the conclusion of the first session, he was situated fifth. Coming back in the later round Anderson again found a solid combination and raced to a 6.562 at 211.30 with KB Racing power. He was sixth quickest of the session but maintained his position as fifth in the line-up.
“We made two good runs today,” said Anderson. “I wanted to step it up for the second qualifying session, but we kind of chickened out. The sun came out, but we should have gone for it. The car made two very consistent but soft runs. We had a good, solid car today, we just have to get a little more aggressive for tomorrow.”
On Saturday, the Pro Stock cars will take to the track for the first session at 12:30 in the afternoon, and the earlier session should be a time to perform for the naturally aspirated factory hot rods. Anderson sees opportunity ahead.
“I think that earlier time will be better for us,” said Anderson. “It should still be cool, and we should be able to move up the ladder. We’re going to sleep well tonight, and we’re going up tomorrow with the same game plan we had this afternoon – but this time, we’ll go through with it and not chicken out. We’re going to be braver.
“The racing surface out there looks great, and both lanes are even, so we should be able to make some really nice runs this weekend. Hopefully, we’ll be holding the Wally by the time it’s over.”