Summit Racing–Anderson Working to Find the Right Tune on New Racetrack in Epping

Anderson Working to Find the Right Tune on New Racetrack in Epping
Event:  Inaugural NHRA New England Nationals
Location: New England Dragway, Epping, N.H.
Day/Date: Friday, June 21, 2013
Greg Anderson made his first pass down the brand new quarter-mile dragstrip in Epping, N.H., today and is working into finding his groove in just the second race with his new Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro. The inaugural NHRA New England Nationals at New England Dragway has been a greatly anticipated race on the 2013 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule, and so far, Anderson and Team Summit are already seeing it live up to expectations – and possibly even exceed them.
In the first session, Anderson raced to a 6.621-second pass at 211.79 mph that moved him into the No. 6 position. The second session came around rather quickly but the team hustled to make adjustments and came back with a 6.591 at 211.63. Anderson’s improvement was a step in the right direction and kept him nestled sixth heading into day two at the event.
“We overestimated the racetrack the first run. We just thought it would be a little bit better than it was, but it wasn’t quite ready yet,” said Anderson. “Then it gained a ton the second round. It actually gained more than we gave it credit for, so we missed both times – but we’ve gotten better each run. This is a new track, and it kind of threw us a curve and we missed it, but now we think we know what it’s going to be tomorrow.
“We can already tell that this racetrack is going to be a good place to race. It’s going to be a good, fast racetrack, and the best part is that the fans are absolutely crazy here. They’re really, really into it, and they’re just starved for drag racing. We can see very clearly after this first day here at New England Dragway that this is going to be a fun weekend. I’m happy to be here, we’re having a ball, and we certainly expect to run good by the end of the weekend.”