Summit Racing–Anderson Quick on Sunday in Denver, Retains Points Lead

Anderson Quick on Sunday in Denver, Retains Points Lead

DENVER, Colo. (July 26, 2015) – Raceday in Denver showed a pleasing turn of events for Summit Racing Pro Stock driver Greg Anderson. The 36th annual Mile-High NHRA Nationals proved to be a challenge for Anderson and the KB Racing team in qualifying, but the Pro Stock points leader woke up to a brand new day on Sunday at Bandimere Speedway. With a round win in his pocket and a powerful racecar capable of going rounds, Anderson leaves Denver prepared to pick up momentum as the Western Swing continues.

Surprisingly qualified in the No. 11 position, Anderson lost lane choice heading into the first round of eliminations. The disadvantage proved to be no problem for the seasoned driver, however, and he launched off the starting line with a strong .025-second reaction time next to Chris McGaha. His .017 advantage came in handy at the top end as he stopped his challenger with a 6.925-second pass at 198.96 mph. McGaha had a quicker pass with his 6.924, 199.91, but Anderson got the job done on a holeshot.

In the second round, Anderson made the second-quickest pass of his competitors; however, Erica Enders was the driver who was quicker. Her 6.900 at 199.91 topped Anderson’s 6.904, 199.73.

Although he leaves Bandimere Speedway earlier than anticipated, Anderson remains the points leader and is eager to move on.

“My Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro definitely came around today. We didn’t do a great job of qualifying, but we certainly got better today – and that’s the good news,” said Anderson, who has claimed four wins in seven final rounds so far this year. “My car ran the best it’s run all weekend long, and we learned some things, which is always good. I’m a little disappointed in my driving. That should have been a great race with Erica second round. It should have been decided by thousandths, but I didn’t do my job.

“But now we get to go on to Sonoma, which has been very good to me, and we can just plan for everything to come together there and end up in victory circle. Today was a learning experience, but we were fortunate enough to be able to leave with the points lead. That is a lucky break, and it’s one that we’ll take and go on from here. You can’t predict anything in this Pro Stock class – the battle continues, and it should be a battle royal. A lot of it comes down to the starting line, and you have to be as good as a driver can be if you want to win.”