Summit Racing–Anderson looks forward to a new day, another chance to shine on Bristol raceday

Anderson looks forward to a new day, another chance to shine on Bristol raceday
BRISTOL, Tenn. (June 14, 2014) – Summit Racing Pro Stock driver Greg Anderson is ready to head into battle with the white Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro, and the two-time Bristol Dragway winner is eager to put a third win at the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals on his resume. Starting from the No. 11 position, Anderson will get his chance on Sunday, beginning with a first-round meeting with Rodger Brogdon.
Anderson most recently raced Brogdon in the semifinals at the last event on the circuit, the NHRA Summernationals in Englishtown. The four-time Pro Stock world champion got the nod over Brogdon and advanced to his second final round in just four races.
“Yes, we’ve been able to get to the final round twice in a very short time, and that’s been great – but we need to finish the deal. I’ve had very good luck on Father’s Day in the past, and Bristol has been good to us, so tomorrow could be a very good day,” said Anderson.
The Summit Racing team had four opportunities to get a good read on the racetrack at Bristol Dragway, and they took full advantage. In the first session, Anderson clocked a 6.693-second pass at 207.18 mph. His strong run was one of only four to make the quarter-mile trip in excess of 207 mph.
The second round of qualifying was a fortunate one for the entire Pro Stock crowd as they were able to skirt the storms and get in a full session of qualifying while the Funny Cars and Top Fuel dragsters were not as fortunate. Anderson recorded a 6.710 at 206.54 and came back on Saturday afternoon to record his best pass of the weekend in terms of elapsed time, a 6.678 at 206.64. The final session provided a 6.680 at another 207mph speed.
“We’ll have our work cut out for us tomorrow,” said Anderson. “We’d like to be in the top half of the field, and we know the Summit Racing team is capable of it, but the cards fell the way that they did and we can’t change that right now. So we are going to battle, and we’re going to be ready. Tomorrow we’ll be looking for four win lights. That’s the only way to get it done.”