Anderson Opens Norwalk Qualifying in Third, Targets K&N Three-Peat
Event: Sixth annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals
Location: Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park, Norwalk, Ohio
On a day that featured sweltering heat and humidity to match, Greg Anderson produced the best opening-day performance of his brief history with his sleek Summit Racing Camaro claiming the provisional third starting position during the first day of qualifying for the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals in Norwalk, Ohio. In each of the Friday’s twin sessions at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park, the four-time champion posted the third quickest time among the 21 cars attempting to qualify, highlighted by his 6.698-second, 205.82 mph pass in the evening session.
Although pleased with the progress the KB Racing team continues to make with their new mount, Anderson believed further improvement would be necessary to score his third consecutive win in Saturday’s K&N Horsepower Challenge, Pro Stock’s equivalent of an all-star race.
“The good news is that there is only one car quicker than either Jason (teammate Line) or I, which shows we are doing a better job with our Summit Racing Camaros,” said Anderson. “Unfortunately, he is still a little distance ahead of us, so we need to keep pecking away, trying to find some more speed. As I have said before, they are very good, driveable race cars, so we’ll just keep digging.
“Of course, we have a big race tomorrow in the K&N Horsepower Challenge. There will be heavy hitters in every round, and there is no clear cut favorite to win, so we’ll need to do a perfect job in order to come away with the win. It’s a fun race with a lot of money on the line, and today was a good tune-up for it. We have good data to go by, so hopefully we can make this Chevrolet even better for tomorrow. We’re looking forward to it.”