Summit Racing–Anderson Eager for Raceday at Team Summit’s Favored Sonoma Raceway

Anderson Eager for Raceday at Team Summit’s Favored Sonoma Raceway

SONOMA, Calif., Aug. 1, 2015 – Greg Anderson and the Summit Racing Pro Stock team are eager to get Sunday started at the 28th annual NHRA Sonoma Nationals. Anderson is the Pro Stock driver to have earned the most wins at the beautiful facility situated in the Napa Valley, and he would certainly like to lengthen his record on raceday. He will get his shot as he starts from the No. 3 position and lines up against Alex Laughlin, who is making his Pro Stock debut at the event in the Gas Monkey Garage Camaro.

Anderson began qualifying with a very quick 6.507-second pass at 212.16 mph that temporarily held a new Sonoma Raceway track record for elapsed time. A six-time Sonoma low qualifier, Anderson ended the first day of the event with a 6.517, 211.79 that was third-quickest of the session, and he was No. 3 on Friday. In Saturday’s morning session and beneath bright sunshine, Anderson powered his Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro to a 6.529, 212.36, and the fourth and final session he had the second-quickest car of the round with a 6.528, 211.63.

“We made a great first run this weekend with my Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro, then we made three average runs – but I’m not complaining because we tried some different things today, and I think we understand what we need to do for tomorrow. That’s good news,” said Anderson, who claimed a total of six bonus qualifying points. “We tried a couple of things and learned from them, and we didn’t have any major issues during qualifying. It was all smooth sailing, and we were able to gather up the data. We were within a few thousandths of the top car each run, and tomorrow should be a good day for Team Summit.”

Anderson and the KB Racing team are in their element at sea-level Sonoma Raceway. Anderson has four Sonoma wins, the most for any Pro Stock driver in the history of the NHRA event held at the facility, and teammate Jason Line has three trophies earned in Northern California’s wine country.

“This is Sonoma. We always race well here,” said Anderson, the current Pro Stock points leader. “Hopefully, we’ll have good mojo on raceday once again. It’s cool holding the trophy out here in wine country, and we’d sure like to do it again. Conditions will be similar to today, and we got the racetrack we need. We got the weather we need. Now it’s time to go out there and prove you want it more than anybody else tomorrow, wake up hungry and go try to win that trophy.”