Anderson Looking to Capitalize on Gains in Seattle
Mooresville, N.C., July 30, 2013 – Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro pilot Greg Anderson has been extremely focused this year on overcoming the obstacles before him and putting together a winning package, and as NHRA’s 2013 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series travels to the Seattle area for the Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways, the four-time Pro Stock world champion is extremely close to sealing the deal.
Anderson, of Mooresville, N.C., is in the midst of a unique season that has yet to produce a victory, and the driver with 74 national event wins on his resume is eager to return to his winning ways. Seattle seems the ideal setting to make his way back to the winner’s circle as the Summit Racing Pro Stock entries are particularly receptive to the conditions present at the highly oxygenated facility nestled in the forested Pacific Northwest.
“What we like about Seattle is that it’s close to sea level, and it has very good atmospheric conditions,” said Anderson. “Just like Sonoma last week, there is very good air in Seattle and that means that our Summit Racing Chevy Camaros can generate good power. The track itself is a little more tricky to negotiate, but the atmospheric conditions always seems to fall more into our wheelhouse than the hot, sticky and muggy conditions found elsewhere on the tour.
“The fact that the racetrack has a few bumps and is a little more of a challenge when the sun comes out may be an opportunity that we need to capitalize on. Hopefully, we can perform similar to how we did in Sonoma – or maybe even better. We have a lot of experience in Seattle and seem to do well in conditions typical to that racetrack.”
Just a few days ago at the NHRA Sonoma Nationals, Anderson continued down a path of resurgence, qualifying in the No. 4 position and driving his white Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro to the semifinals. Throughout the weekend, Anderson exhibited strong numbers at the early timers on the racetrack and was well ahead of his competitors for the first 60 feet.
“Last weekend in Sonoma we continued to improve,” said three-time Seattle winner Anderson. “We’re looking to build on that and to race error free; that’s the goal. We’re glad we get to race this week without too much of a break because when you’re learning, you don’t want to stop. You want to keep digging and making progress. That’s what the Summit Racing team plans to do in Seattle.”