Dallas: Greg Anderson final report

Oil leak ends Anderson's day in final round ENNIS, Texas (September 23, 2007) -- After making it to his third consecutive final round against Dave Connolly and fourth against Connolly in 2007, Greg Anderson never had a chance in the final...

Oil leak ends Anderson's day in final round

ENNIS, Texas (September 23, 2007) -- After making it to his third consecutive final round against Dave Connolly and fourth against Connolly in 2007, Greg Anderson never had a chance in the final round match up for the 22nd running NHRA O'Reilly Fall Nationals.

During the burnout, Anderson's Summit Racing Equipment Pontiac GTO developed an oil leak and was shut down. Meanwhile, Connolly had a free ride to the win light. Connolly covered the Texas Motorplex quarter-mile in a slow 8.553-second pass.

"It developed an oil leak apparently," said Anderson, following the disappointing loss. "We'll have to go back to the pit area and find the source.

"I said before you can't make a mistake in the Countdown. When you do you're going to lose, especially against a guy that has a hot hand like (Dave) Connolly. The only saving grace of this mistake is that we've already clinched a position in the final segment that runs for the championship. We'll wipe the slate clean when we get to Vegas and start over. In those final two races of the Countdown you can't make a mistake or it's over."

En route to the final round against Connolly, Anderson defeated Kenny Koretsky, Larry Morgan and Allen Johnson.

Anderson ran low elapsed time (6.668 seconds) and top speed (207.05 mph) of the event.

-credit: kbr

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Series NHRA
Drivers Greg Anderson , Larry Morgan , Allen Johnson , Dave Connolly