Summit Racing–Glimmer of Greatness Sets Anderson up for Exciting First Round

Glimmer of Greatness Sets Anderson up for Exciting First Round

DENVER, Colo. (July 25, 2015) – Greg Anderson isn’t yet satisfied at Bandimere Speedway’s 36th annual Mile-High NHRA Nationals. The first day of qualifying did not produce the results he had desired, but the driver of the red Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro saw a bit of a turnaround on Saturday, and with a bonus qualifying point on his side, he has the assurance that he takes a fast racecar with plenty of potential into raceday at the event.

Rain pushed into the Denver area on Friday and delayed qualifying, making for a late night on the mountain. Anderson first clocked a 6.946-second pass at 199.02 mph and then followed up with an improved but not yet spectacular 6.936, 198.85.

The first round on Saturday, though, showed marked improvement, and Anderson was third-quickest of the session with a 6.930, 199.05. The time would prove to be his best of four sessions, and he ended qualifying on a 6.945, 199.52.

“We did get a bonus point, and that’s great. Obviously, we did better when the sun was blaring on the racetrack [Saturday’s first session] than we did with the runs on the first day,” said Anderson.

“We had cloud cover all day Friday, and the racetrack was great. It was killer, and we struggled. We came out today and had sun and much hotter temperatures, and some people had issues at the starting line – which played into our hands a little. We missed on that last run, and it’s our fault, but the good news is that it’s going to be hot and sunny tomorrow and it should come to us.”

Anderson qualified in the No. 11 position and will race Chris McGaha in the first round of eliminations. The last time the pair met, Anderson knocked out McGaha in the semifinals on his way to the Norwalk win.

“Chris is hungry for his first win. He wants it bad, and he has a very fast racecar so it will be a royal battle first round,” said Anderson. “We’ll treat that first round like a final, and may the best man win.

“Team Summit certainly learned a few things in the four runs that we made so far up here at Bandimere Speedway. We have four rounds of data, and I think come tomorrow, it’ll be a different day. We’ll be right in the thick of things with our Summit Racing Chevy Camaros.”