Summit Racing–Anderson heads to Texas continuing to dig with three races remaining in Countdown

Anderson heads to Texas continuing to dig with three races remaining in Countdown

Mooresville, N.C., October 13, 2015 – The 30th annual AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals will be the fourth race of six in NHRA’s 2015 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship, and Greg Anderson is very much looking forward to returning to Texas Motorplex this weekend for this milestone event at a facility where he has claimed four of Team Summit’s six previous victories.

Anderson is known to be something of an overachiever, and less than perfect results do not sit well with the four-time NHRA Pro Stock champion. Coming into the Countdown to the Championship, it was clear that his red Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro was the car to beat – Anderson was the No. 1 qualifier for three consecutive races in Indianapolis, Charlotte and St. Louis. But on Sunday, the results did not consistently reflect what he knew was possible. At the last race on the tour, the NHRA Keystone Nationals in Reading, he made up ground and returned to the final round.

“We dug ourselves into a hole the first two races of the Countdown, so we need to dig ourselves out,” said Anderson simply. “We got back in the game in Reading, and now we have to do really well in Dallas if we want to stay in this thing. We have no room to make any mistakes.

“Dallas has been a good race for me in the past, and a good race overall for the KB Racing team. The management at that particular facility is very good, and the racetrack itself is great. This is a very good race to have on the schedule during the Countdown, and I’ve had the opportunity to wear that cowboy hat in the winner’s circle a few times. That’s always fun. It’s just a neat deal that you look forward to and hope for. We hope to get it done this weekend.”

Currently No. 2 in the Pro Stock points and just 72 marks out of the top spot, Anderson is in the hunt for what could be his first championship since 2010. Last season, after missing the first five races as he regained strength following heart surgery, the driver who says he is now stronger than ever is certainly on a very positive path.

“At the beginning of the season, I wasn’t quite as optimistic as I should have been,” admitted Anderson, who has earned four wins in eight final rounds so far this year. “But as the season went on, I could see that we were going to have a great shot in the playoffs. So far in the Countdown, my Summit Racing Chevy has earned an A+. I just need to go up there with an easy mind and have confidence in myself and in my car. That will be at the top of my list of things to do this weekend in Dallas, and we’ll take it from there.”