Starting Sixth, Anderson Looks to Solve the Puzzle in Sonoma
Event: 25th annual NHRA Sonoma Nationals
Location: Sonoma Raceway, Sonoma, California
Day/Date: Saturday, July 28th, 2012
Four-time Pro Stock champion Greg Anderson and his KB Racing crew continued the complicated procedure of dialing in their race car on Saturday at the NHRA Sonoma Nationals in Sonoma, Calif., recording the fifth and sixth quickest times during the final two qualifying sessions at Sonoma Raceway. Even so, their 6.539-second elapsed time from Friday evening remained their run of record slotting them in the sixth starting position for Sunday’s final eliminations.
As he prepared for his first-round encounter against veteran Ron Krisher, the most successful Pro Stock driver in Sonoma history admitted the team was experiencing a few trials and tribulations in their search to find their race car’s optimum tuning zone, while assuring that every member of the talented crew was equally determined to solve their 210-mph puzzle.
“This car’s sweet spot continues to elude us, which is very disappointing,” said Anderson. “We know this Summit Racing Camaro is capable of running at the top, and have been working over the last few races to find out exactly what it needs. We’ve tried numerous combinations, but so far it has just not produced the results we were looking for.
“The good news is that we were still able to qualify sixth, giving us lane choice for the first round and another crack at getting this car dialed in. Sonoma has historically been a very good track for this team, and we’re going to do whatever we can to try and continue that string of success tomorrow.”