Anderson disappointed by Las Vegas outcome, on to Pomona to finish with a bang Summit Racing–

Anderson disappointed by Las Vegas outcome, on to Pomona to finish with a bang

LAS VEGAS, Nev., November 1, 2015 – Greg Anderson came into the 15th annual NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with a longshot on his mind. The driver of the red Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro had put together his best season as-of-late, and he really, really wanted a fifth NHRA Pro Stock championship. Sunday in Las Vegas, however, the cards did not come up in his favor. Anderson leaves Sin City No. 2 in the Pro Stock points, the highest position still undetermined as the championship battle is over.

Anderson qualified his KB Racing-powered Camaro in the No. 2 position, his best since three consecutive starts from the pole in Indianapolis, Charlotte and St. Louis. On Sunday morning in Las Vegas, he drew Matt Hartford and made the second-quickest pass of the round in the defeat of his challenger, 6.598, 209.14 to 6.676, 207.53.

The second round, however, is where the course of the season was decided. Anderson made a valiant effort with his .026-second reaction time to Vincent Nobile’s .036, but his 6.630, 209.04 was not quite enough to hold off a 6.615, 208.75.

“There were definitely some positives this weekend,” said Anderson. “I did a better job of driving the racecar than I have lately, so we’re making gains on that. We made a couple of decent runs this weekend with my Summit Racing Chevy, we just didn’t make enough of them. We lost our consistency a little bit, and we missed the set-up second round and it cost us.

“But we’re not going to complain about it. I’ve dropped the ball at the last several races, and the bottom line is that we win as a team and we lose as a team. All we can do is pick our heads up, go to the next race, and finish with a bang. We’re so close to being excellent, but you have to put it all together in this class. You can’t have a hiccup – not even a minor one.”