Columbus: Greg Anderson Saturday summary

Anderson is on the pole in Columbus COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Greg Anderson, driver of the Vegas General Construction Pontiac Grand Am, has done it again. For the fourth consecutive race, Anderson has placed his Pontiac at the top of the Pro Stock...

Anderson is on the pole in Columbus

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Greg Anderson, driver of the Vegas General Construction Pontiac Grand Am, has done it again. For the fourth consecutive race, Anderson has placed his Pontiac at the top of the Pro Stock ladder. It was in the second session of qualifying on Saturday that Anderson ran a 6.875 / 200.53 mph to secure the pole.

"It feels very good to be sitting on the pole here at our sponsors race," said Anderson of Charlotte, NC. "This Vegas General Construction Grand Am is running flawlessly, and I owe that all to the what I feel is the best crew out here."

"My crew chiefs Rob (Downing) and Jeff (Perley) are awesome. They know what this car can do, and they tell me the best is yet to come. Our performance in the past four race, here this weekend, and for that matter the whole season is a testament to the their talent."

"We also have a lot of talent back home in the motor shop. As good as this car is without the horsepower that we have under the hood we would be going home every Saturday."

"The man that makes all of this happen is Ken Black. He is the best team owner on the lot, and he supports us in every way."

"It is my whole team put together: the crew here at the racetrack, the guys back at the shop, and Ken Black. They are making me look good, I am getting the credit but they are the ones that deserve most of the credit, and I never forget that."

'Of course, we could not do this with out our sponsors. Pontiac has been very good to us. Qualifying Number 1 is a great way to pay them back for all their support. The only better way I can think of is to win the race tomorrow, and that is exactly what we are going to try and do."

Anderson Quick Facts

Currently #2 in 2003 NHRA POWERade Pro Stock Points (888 points)
Won 2003 Checks Shucks Kragen Nationals in Phoenix, Ariz.
Won 2003 Summitracing.com Nationals in Las Vegas, Nev.
Won 2003 K & N Filter SuperNationals in Englishtown, NJ
Won 2003 O'Reilly Summer Nationals in Topeka, Kan.
Runner-up at 2003 Summit Racing Equipment Nationals in Atlanta, Ga.
Three Semi final round appearances in 2003 (Pomona 1, Gainesville & Chicago 1)
Finished 3rd 2002 NHRA POWERade Pro Stock Points
Career Best ET 6.670 (Englishtown 2003)*
Career Best Mile Per Hour 207.18 mph (Englishtown 2003)*
* National records
39th annual Pontiac Excitement Nationals

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Series NHRA
Drivers Greg Anderson , Ken Black