Summit Racing–Capable Anderson eager to cap off positive season with Pomona win

Capable Anderson eager to cap off positive season with Pomona win

Mooresville, N.C., November 11, 2015 – The 2015 season of NHRA’s Mello Yello Drag Racing Series has been quite a resurgence for Summit Racing Pro Stock driver Greg Anderson. After a very tough 2014, Anderson became a frontrunner for the championship in 2015, flying into first place mid-season after putting an end to a long winless spell and then continuing to charge forward. Although a fifth world title was not to be had for the Mooresville, N.C.-based Anderson this season, it has still been a tremendous year, and one that he intends to close out with a victory.

“We have been so close to being excellent, but we have had a few hiccups – and you just cannot have that in this class,” said Anderson, who has four wins in eight final rounds for the year and claimed four No. 1 qualifier awards.

Over the course of a Pro Stock career that began in Columbus in 1998, Anderson has claimed a remarkable 78 victories in 124 final rounds and has competed in 379 NHRA national events. He has 79 awards as the No. 1 qualifier and has won an astounding 650 rounds during eliminations.

The rules for NHRA Pro Stock competition will change dramatically in 2016, and Anderson is keenly aware of this fact as the tour heads to Auto Club Raceway at Pomona to finish out the season.

“We aren’t putting any additional pressure on ourselves for this race, but there is nothing that we’d love more than to go into this off-season on a high note,” said Anderson. “The bottom line is that the last few races have been disappointing. We haven’t seen the results that we’re looking for, but we’ve got one more chance this year to get it right. This last race will carry us through the winter, so it’s very important that we go to Pomona and make a good effort. We have to find a way for our Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro to win that race.

“We’re pretty close to being 100%, and we’ve made a huge gain over where we were at this point last season. Hopefully, we can make more gains over the winter and head into 2016 very strong. There have been a lot of positives for the year, and no, we didn’t win the grand prize. We didn’t finish a storybook season. But you know what? We’re very close. The performance is there, the capabilities are there, and that is a good feeling.”