Summit Racing–Anderson Charges into Top Half on Friday in Brainerd

Anderson Charges into Top Half on Friday in Brainerd

BRAINERD, Minn., August 21, 2015 – Duluth native Greg Anderson loves coming to Minnesota and racing at his home racetrack, Brainerd Int’l Raceway. On the first day of qualifying at the 34th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals, the Mooresville, N.C.-transplant wheeled his red Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro to the top half of the field, and he is eager for Saturday and two more qualifying passes that are opportunities to improve before the field is set for Sunday eliminations.

In the first qualifying session, Anderson clocked a 6.624-second pass at 208.14 mph, which sent him to the No. 6 position. He slowed a bit to a 6.630, 208.01 in the later session and moved to No. 7.

“Well, we’re always trying things – there is no doubt about that – because you want to continue to be better and better,” said Anderson. “So far this weekend, the things we’ve tried haven’t worked, so we have to try a couple of different things for tomorrow. We’re a little off from where we need to be and from where we know we can run, but we’re certainly looking forward to getting back out there tomorrow and giving it all we’ve got. It’s a lot of fun to race up here for this team.”

Anderson’s parents, Rod and Joan Anderson, are on site in support of their son, as well as a plethora of friends and family from the region.

“This is a really neat environment, and some people may think its crazy up here – but its home to us. We love to come back and relive our early years for a week,” said Anderson. “As for tomorrow, we’ll make the changes and try to get closer to the pack. Come Sunday, the conditions will be a lot different, but hopefully we can learn a lot from what we did today and be closer tomorrow. We know the potential is there.”