Summit Racing– Anderson a Serious Contender at NHRA Carolina Nationals

Anderson a Serious Contender at NHRA Carolina Nationals

CHARLOTTE, N.C., September 20, 2015 – Greg Anderson had a dominant car this weekend at the NHRA Carolina Nationals, the first of six races in NHRA’s Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship. As the No. 1 qualifier, he was off to a strong start – unfortunately, he and his red Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro didn’t see as many win lights on Sunday as they had hoped.

The event at zMAX Dragway was just the beginning of the final stretch, however, and Anderson and his KB Racing team are more motivated than ever to get back up on top. Anderson leaves the event No. 2 in the Pro Stock points and eager to make up the difference.

Anderson clocked low elapsed time of eliminations and top speed of raceday in the first round with a stout 6.545-second pass at 211.96 mph. The Mooresville, N.C.-based driver used his impressive run to shut the door decisively on challenger Wally Stroupe, who was 6.888, 200.41 at the finish line stripe.

With lane choice over KB Racing teammate Vincent Nobile, Anderson held the advantage. But when it came time to leave the starting line, it was Nobile with the upper hand as he clocked a .018-second reaction time to Anderson’s surprising .071. Anderson made the quickest run of the round, but his 6.587, 211.63 did not get the win. Nobile advanced on a 6.611, 210.05.

“My Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro is absolutely there, and I just have to do a better job of driving. I didn’t get it correct today, and I had another flub up behind the wheel. I had the best racecar on the property, and the good news is that I think we can maintain that. It isn’t hit or miss; it’s consistent run by run by run. I’m confident that I can get myself back to where I was as a driver, and I have three or four days to figure that out now. We’ll go to St. Louis and hopefully we’ll run the table there.”

“This will be a tough loss for an hour or two today, but then we have to get over it. That’s drag racing. It happens, and you bounce back. By the end of the day, I’ll be over it, and we’ll have guns blazing in St. Louis next weekend.”