Summit Racing–Anderson Embraces New England Nationals as New Opportunity

Anderson Embraces New England Nationals as New Opportunity
MOORESVILLE, N.C., June 19, 2013 – Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro pilot Greg Anderson has already enjoyed a long and successful career as an NHRA Pro Stock driver with one of the best win-records in the history of the sport. This weekend, at the Inaugural NHRA New England Nationals, Anderson will have the opportunity to complement his already stunning scorecard with a victory at the newest racetrack on the Mello Yello Series tour, New England Dragway.
The facility opened its doors in 1966 and is currently the only 1/4-mile dragstrip in New England, and this year it was sanctioned to host its first NHRA national event. Because of its sea-level elevation, the racetrack has the potential to host prime conditions for the factory hot rod class in which Anderson and his Summit Racing teammate, Jason Line, compete.
“We love sea level racetracks, there is no doubt about it,” said Anderson. “And because this is a new track and we’re all going there for the first time, it’s a level playing field. Nobody has home-court advantage or more laps there than anyone else. We’re all in the same boat, and hopefully that will work in our favor. The Summit Racing crew is a great team, and we’ve been doing this a long time. Hopefully, our experience will help us master whatever that track has to offer.”
Mooresville, N.C.-based Anderson is currently positioned as the eighth winningest driver in any class in the history of NHRA. The 74-time national event winner has claimed victory at each of the facilities on the tour (and two that are no longer in rotation), and would certainly appreciate keeping a shiny record.
“Every time they put a new race on the schedule, it’s a new challenge for me, and one that I look forward to,” said Anderson. “I’ve been very fortunate to win at every venue we have on the circuit, and it’s important to me to find a way to conquer this new one so that I can still say that I’ve won at every track we have. Team Summit always likes a challenge, that’s for sure, and we say, ‘May the best man win.’ “
Anderson debuted a brand new white Summit Racing Chevy Camaro at the event just last week in Bristol, Tenn., and enjoyed an outing that exceeded recent performances.
“This is obviously a good racecar, we just have to rub on it a little more and continue to learn and grow,” said Anderson. “We’re on track to have a couple of very happy hot rods.
“We look forward to this first race in New Hampshire, and hopefully, we’ll go there and run fast with our Summit Racing Chevy Camaros. We’ve heard a lot about this place, and they’re expecting big, big crowds. There are some real serious Pro Stock fans all up and down the East Coast, and there should be a great group there. It’s going to be interesting, and it’s going to be fun. To be honest, none of us can wait to get there.”