Anderson improving as qualifying progresses at NHRA FallNationals
Dallas, Texas, September 19, 2014 – Greg Anderson and his white Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro are quite fond of the great state of Texas, and today at the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals, Anderson warmed up to one of his favorite places to shine with a respectable run followed by an improved pass down the Texas Motorplex quarter-mile. Anderson, currently situated in the top half of the field, is eager to return on Saturday to continue his upward charge.
In his first pass, the four-time Dallas winner clocked a 6.613-second run at 209.33 mph, and he returned in the second session with a 6.597, 209.88. He sits seventh heading into day two of the event.
“The racetrack is very good here this weekend,” said Anderson. “I made two very nice runs, but I’m surprised they weren’t a little faster than they were. They were very clean runs, though, and the Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro is working great. The challenge is simply to make it faster. That’s the goal now. We have a good racecar, we just need to be faster.”
On Saturday, Anderson will continue through two more rounds of qualifying, while Summit Racing teammate Jason Line battles for the title in the remaining rounds of the delayed NHRA Carolina Nationals, which were slated to take place last week but were halted due to conditions in the area.
“Obviously, the most important thing tomorrow for the Summit Racing team is to find a way for Jason to win,” said Anderson. “I’ll help in any way I can. I need to help him, but I’ll focus on my qualifying runs at the same time.
“It’s disappointing that we don’t get to race with him in competition tomorrow, but we just have to do what we can in the pit area to help. The emphasis will definitely be on getting his Summit Racing Camaro to the winner’s circle tomorrow and finish the Charlotte race, and then on Sunday we’ll both be going after that Texas Motorplex trophy.”