Anderson sees race at Summit Motorsports Park as ideal setting to move up
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (July 1, 2014) – Greg Anderson is a fighter. The Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro driver has been a powerful force behind the wheel of his steed this season as he has reliably left competitors on the starting line in his quest to garner victory. Though he has yet to celebrate in the winner’s circle this year, the Mooresville, N.C.-based driver is prepared to peak at what he feels would be the perfect time, the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals at Summit Motorsports Park. After all, this weekend is his sponsor’s title event at a facility that proudly bears the name of the high performance mail-order parts leader.
Anderson and the KB Racing team have frequently hit pay dirt at Summit Motorsports Park; Anderson has won there twice (2008 and 2010) and his Summit Racing teammate Jason Line was the winner in 2009. Last week in Chicago Anderson surged with one of his best qualifying performances of the year while Line powered his way to the final round.
“We had a great race last week in Chicago, and we left there feeling positive about our performance and that we can find success,” said Anderson, who is No. 11 and a mere 25 points outside of the top 10 in NHRA’s Mello Yello Drag Racing Series standings despite missing the first five races of the year as he recovered from heart surgery.
“That extra pressure of racing at our sponsor’s title event seems to sit well with us. In the past, even when we haven’t been doing well, we are somehow able to turn it on when we come to the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals. Last week was certainly a good stepping stone for us heading into this event, and I feel like we should be good when we get there. I’m excited, and this whole team is excited, to tell you the truth.”
Anderson has 74 national event wins in the books, a large number that places him as No. 8 on the list of all-time winningest drivers in the history of NHRA. Number 75 is just around the corner, and Anderson hopes that this weekend he is able to finally reach the goal. So far this year, he has been remarkably – and frustratingly – close with final round finishes in Atlanta and Englishtown.
“It will come,” said Anderson. “But right now we know we need more than luck to get us to that final round and finally close the deal. Everything has to be perfect. If you look back at history, this weekend would be the right place and the right time for it to happen, for us and for our good friends at Summit Racing Equipment.”