Summit Racing–Anderson powerful and quick but comes up empty handed in Dallas

Anderson powerful and quick but comes up empty handed in Dallas

DALLAS, Texas, October 18, 2015 – Greg Anderson had quite a hot rod on Sunday at the 30th annual AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals, and with the championship on his mind, the man who is second in the 2015 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro Stock standings was armed with a hand that could win. Unfortunately, an unlikely scenario became a reality in the first-round and he was sent home to get an early start on the final two races of the year.

Anderson, who was 72 marks behind the top spot entering the event, came up against Chris McGaha in the first round – the driver who was No. 3 in the standings.

The four-time NHRA Pro Stock champion made the quickest and fastest pass of eliminations in his red Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro, a spectacular 6.457-second journey down the quarter mile at 214.59 mph that was the second-quickest pass in the history of NHRA Pro Stock, but McGaha took the lead at the starting line and used it to knock Anderson out by a razor-thin .001-second margin of victory.

“I can’t deny it, it hurts. Hurts bad,” said Anderson. “We love racing out here at Texas Motorplex, and we just almost ran the national record but we lost. I have no one to blame but myself. For some reason, my head has not been in the game. But I don’t quit. I don’t give up. I never give up. My Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro is the best car I’ve had in a lot of years, I just have to get everything together and then we’ll be bad to the bone again. Today was a tough pill to swallow, but I’m betting the sun is going to come up tomorrow morning and life will go on.”

Anderson remains No. 2 in the standings with the fifth race of six in NHRA’s Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship set to take place in two weeks at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.