Summit Racing–No. 1 Anderson Continues to Aim High for Mile-High Nationals

No. 1 Anderson Continues to Aim High for Mile-High Nationals

MOORESVILLE, N.C., July 22, 2015 – Greg Anderson and the Summit Racing Pro Stock team have a hold of the points lead, and they certainly don’t plan on letting it go. Heading into the tough stretch of three-in-a-row races known as the Western Swing, Anderson and company will have to work for it – but the KB Racing team has never shied away from a challenge. It all begins this weekend at the 36th annual Mile-High NHRA Nationals.

“This is a very tough stretch and three very, very different racetracks with different conditions and different ways you have to run your racecars,” said Anderson, who won the Denver race in 2004 and 2008. “I’ve said it many times, but if you’re going to run well at each of these races, you have to be able to conquer every type of racetrack. This year, for the first time in a lot of years, Team Summit has that racecar. My Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro can run well everywhere.

“I’m looking forward to the entire Western Swing, not just Denver but also to being able to run real fast in Sonoma and Seattle. Maybe this could be another year where someone sweeps the Swing. I would love for it to be one of the Summit Racing Chevys.”

In 2004, Anderson accomplished the mighty goal of “sweeping the Swing,” the common phrase attached to winning each of the three races that comprise the Western Swing. Only seven drivers across all professional categories have done it, and Anderson is the only Pro Stock competitor to have scored that particular bragging right.

“That was awesome, and it proved to the world how strong we were no matter what kind of conditions were thrown at us,” said Anderson, a 78-time Pro Stock winner and a four-time NHRA series champion. “Since then, we’ve had a lot of years where our cars have been strong at certain tracks but not as strong at others. This year, our Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaros can handle any conditions, and we have another legitimate chance. It’s a very tough challenge, and it would be a huge accomplishment to get that done.

“It all starts in Denver at what has been considered ‘Mopar Mountain.’ If we can knock them off that perch, that’s huge for us and for Chevrolet. The Summit Racing team is going there for the win and to steal their thunder. We want to put Chevrolet on the top of the mountain.”