After Opening Qualifying in Fifth, Anderson Hopes to Take Bigger Steps in Brainerd
Event: 31st annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals
Location: Brainerd International Raceway, Brainerd, Minn.
Day/Date: Friday, August 17, 2012
After spending the early part of the week visiting family and friends in the Duluth area, Summit Racing Pro Stock Camaro driver Greg Anderson took to the track on Friday, opening his qualifying effort for the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals in Brainerd, Minn. In many ways, it was a productive day, as the four-time champion recorded a 6.593-second, 209.23 mph on his first attempt before improving to a 6.582-second time with a 210.54 mph top speed in the second session, placing him fifth midway through the qualifying procedure.
“We didn’t make bad runs today, we just didn’t get the speed we were looking for,” said Anderson. “We are in test mode trying to get these Summit Racing Camaros figured out, and will be until we do so. We’re trying to do as much as we can at national events, but with only two runs a day, it’s a very slow learning curve, and you can only get so crazy because you still need to qualify for the event as well as trying to find a way to win the race.
“We’re looking forward to doing as well as we can this weekend, but from here we’ll be going home where we’ll be able to get some of that on track-time we haven’t had in over two months. We’ll go somewhere where we can make seven or eight runs a day and make some truly significant progress. But before that, we have a race to win here at BIR.”