Summit Racing–Anderson Preparing to Revisit St. Louis Success

Anderson Preparing to Revisit St. Louis Success
Mooresville, N.C., September 25, 2013 – It doesn’t take much to summon positive memories for Summit Racing Pro Stock driver Greg Anderson when it comes to Gateway Motorsports Park near St. Louis, the site of this weekend’s AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals. Anderson, who launched his Pro Stock driving career 25 years ago, was a regular threat in St. Louis early in his career. This weekend, the four-time NHRA Pro Stock world champion would certainly appreciate a return to the powerful stance with which he is so familiar.
Anderson visited his first St. Louis final round in 2000, competing in only his third season as a driver in the exceptionally competitive category of naturally aspirated factory hot rods. He was again runner-up in 2002, and in 2004 the Minnesota native was the No. 1 qualifier at the event and finally earned the longed-for trophy with a final-round defeat of Steve Johns. The next season, Anderson fell just short of defending the title and finished in the final, and in 2006 and 2007 he continued to show great power at the facility as he raced to back-to-back starts from the No. 1 position.
“Team Summit has had a fair amount of success in St. Louis, and I think we’re in a great position to go back there and get a win for Summit Racing and our team owners, Ken and Judy Black,” said Anderson, who will be joined at the racetrack this weekend by Summit Racing teammate Jason Line as well as Buddy Perkinson, who will drive a third KB Racing car at the event. “Jason is the points leader, he won last week in Dallas and was a finalist the weekend before in Charlotte, and our goal is always to keep our two Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaros as close as possible. It should be getting close to my time to shine, and boy, I’m ready.”
Anderson is currently ninth in NHRA’s Mello Yello Drag Racing Series standings, and although he has dipped below a comfortable position in the points, the 74-time national event winner is maintaining a positive outlook and a definite sense of determination with the third of six races in the Countdown to the Championship on the horizon.
“It’s been a tough year, and it’s been very out of character for me and for this team,” said Anderson, the KB Racing driver whose highlight so far this year was a runner-up finish in Chicago at Route 66 Raceway. “But right now is where we can turn it around and cross the finish line strong. We’re almost where we need to be with Jason’s car, and we’ve seen moments of greatness with my Summit Racing Camaro. We have an opportunity this weekend to prove ourselves. Hopefully, we are able to take advantage of that opportunity.”