Anderson returns to Dallas, well ahead of last visit to Texas
Mooresville, N.C., September 17, 2014 – Summit Racing Pro Stock driver Greg Anderson has come a long way since the last time he raced in the great state of Texas. Anderson, of Mooresville, N.C., re-launched his Pro Stock career earlier this season in Houston, fully recovered from heart surgery conducted at the start of the year. Since returning to the driver’s seat, Anderson has seen incredible progress, and returning to the Lone Star State to compete in this weekend’s AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals at Texas Motorplex comes at a time when the four-time NHRA Pro Stock champ is positioned to claim his first win of the season.
“We’ve definitely come a long way, especially as far as me personally,” said Anderson. “The last time we were in Texas was my first race back, and I had no idea if I could still do this or not. That was answered throughout that first weekend, and it’s done nothing but get better since in terms of my health and my driving. I’m very pleased.
“As far as performance, we’ve improved tremendously over the course of the season, and we have a very legitimate chance of winning a championship. A lot of things have changed since the last time we were in Texas, and they’ve all been for the positive.”
Anderson has a respectable record at Texas Motorplex and has won the FallNationals four times in five final rounds, most recently in 2010. He also has four low qualifier awards, and KB Racing teammate Jason Line has two wins in three final rounds, plus one start from the No. 1 spot. The Summit Racing team is prepared both with previous data and newly acquired information.
“Jason, our crew chief Rob Downing, and the boys went over and tested at Mooresville Dragway this week, and they think they learned some things that will help us as the Countdown continues,” said Anderson.
“We had another valuable test day, and hopefully that will propel us in this double-header this weekend. We’re finishing up the delayed Charlotte race, and I’m out but Jason is still in and has a darn good chance. It’s very exciting any time you can race twice in one weekend, and maybe we can walk away with two trophies. I’ll tell you, I like getting that Wild Bill cowboy hat in the winner’s circle that they give you at Texas Motorplex. It’s a neat memento to commemorate winning the race, and I’d like another one to add to the trophy case.”