Dallas: Greg Anderson preview

Anderson takes intensity and focus to Dallas ENNIS, Texas. (September 19, 2006) -- All the postponement of the NHRA Toyo Tires Nationals in Reading, Penn., did was to redirect Greg Anderson's intense focus on winning his fourth ...

Anderson takes intensity and focus to Dallas

ENNIS, Texas. (September 19, 2006) -- All the postponement of the NHRA Toyo Tires Nationals in Reading, Penn., did was to redirect Greg Anderson's intense focus on winning his fourth POWERade championship.

Anderson, three-time and reigning NHRA POWERade Pro Stock champion, now turns his attention to the NHRA O'Reilly Fall Nationals presented by Castrol Syntec as the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series now moves to the Lone Star State and the quick and fast all-concrete quarter-mile at the Texas Motorplex in Ennis, Texas, just outside Dallas.

"The recent win at Indy reignited my fire and my intensity to win the POWERade championship this year," said Anderson. "The postponement at Maple Grove (Reading) did nothing to make me lose my focus. We'll just concentrate on Dallas this weekend and then return to Reading the week after."

Anderson has done well at the Motorplex. The Minnesota-born driver, who now works out of the KB Racing LLC shop in the heart of NASCAR country -- Mooresville, N.C. -- has been No. 1 qualifier twice (2003 and 2005) and has gone to two final rounds, winning both. He won over Jeg Coughlin in 2003 and over his teammate Jason Line last year.

Additionally, Anderson holds the Texas Motorplex track records for elapsed time (6.647 seconds) and speed (207.40 mph).

In the NHRA POWERade point battle Anderson, who holds the second position in the Pro Stock point standings, is trailing Line, who leads the point standing, by 59 points. Anderson knows that he still has five races to make up the difference.

When talking about the focus and intensity of Anderson's pursuit of his fourth championship it is worth repeating some of his comments as he was heading to the postponed event of last weekend at Reading: "You're darn right, I would like to have that fourth championship in a row because it's such a short list of drivers that have done that. I guess I shouldn't worry about records like that, but it sure would be nice to have that distinction. It would give me a better feeling going into the off-season. After such an accomplishment, it makes you want to go back to the shop and work harder for next year. Success drives me," said Anderson.

That's intensity! That's focus!

-credit: kb racing

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Series NHRA
Drivers Jeg Coughlin , Greg Anderson , Jason Line