Summit Racing–Anderson Keeping a Quick Theme on Day One in Bristol

Anderson Keeping a Quick Theme on Day One in Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn., June 19, 2015 – The first day of qualifying for the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals have Greg Anderson and the red Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro sitting in the No. 3 spot and already in possession of three bonus qualifying points, setting the stage for another great race weekend for the KB Racing crew. Team Summit has put Anderson in the No. 2 spot or better in each of the last three races, and he has walked away with the trophy on Sunday at both of the most recent two events.

Qualifying at Bristol Dragway began with an early evening session on a hot and humid day, and Anderson was among the drivers able to prove that his team had a good dial for the challenging conditions. He raced to a strong 6.661-second pass at 206.83 mph and moved right into the No. 2 spot with a grip on two bonus qualifying points.

In the later session as the track and air cooled some, Anderson and the Summit Racing team turned it up a notch, sending the red Chevy Camaro down the quarter-mile drag strip to a 6.656 at 206.73 that was third quickest and came with another bonus point.

“We just made a mistake there in the second session, and the car went left real hard in low gear. I got out of the groove and didn’t do a very good job of correcting it,” said Anderson. “I didn’t get her back in the groove until it was too late, and that scrubbed off a lot of elapsed time. We definitely missed it a little bit, and I didn’t do the best job of driving. It was our chance to be on the pole, but you add those two things up and we just couldn’t get it done.

“You know, we’re disappointed but there’s certainly a reason. That means that the potential is there, and we’ll look forward to tomorrow. Hopefully, we’ll get some cloud cover and be able to make up for the mistakes we made today. The potential is absolutely out there.”

While Anderson’s red Summit Racing Chevrolet has been quick and capable, his teammate Jason Line’s blue Summit Racing Camaro hasn’t yet shown its potential. Line is currently a surprising No. 12 on the sheets.

“We hurt something on the engine, but we know exactly what happened with Jason’s car,” explained Anderson. “He was on a great run before that happened, but we know we’re okay there, too. We have a very positive outlook over here right now. Granted, we didn’t end up on the ladder where we wanted to tonight, but as I said, the potential is there and as long as the weatherman cooperates tomorrow, we should be able to make up for it.”