Anderson Keeps Working, Qualifies Ninth in Dallas The second day of qualifying for the O'Reilly Super Start Batteries Fall Nationals in Ennis, TX was a lengthy affair, with the two sessions separated by nearly six hours due to persistent...
Anderson Keeps Working, Qualifies Ninth in Dallas
The second day of qualifying for the O'Reilly Super Start Batteries Fall Nationals in Ennis, TX was a lengthy affair, with the two sessions separated by nearly six hours due to persistent showers. However, the delay proved to be beneficial for Greg Anderson and his Summit Racing team, as it gave them extra time to analyze the data from their first three runs where they had fought to adapt their race car to the tricky Texas Motorplex surface.
Despite the high humidity, Anderson posted his quickest time and best speed of his four attempts at 6.654-seconds, 208.33 mph, good enough for the ninth position on Sunday's final eliminations ladder. Although naturally disappointed to not be closer to the top, he was nevertheless encouraged by the progress his KB Racing crew had made on the final run.
"I can honestly say I was glad we got the fourth session in, because we finally started heading in the right direction with this Summit Racing Pontiac," said Anderson. "We had made a bunch of changes after the third session and needed to know how they worked going into race day, and it turned out to be a productive run. From where we were yesterday afternoon, we went from not running well in any part of the run to just having issues in low gear.
"We're narrowing down the areas we need to work on, but still have a ways to go. We've tried some of the set-ups we're using on Jason's (teammate Line) car, but so far they haven't produced the results we wanted. We have until tomorrow morning to come up with some answers, but I'm confident this KB Racing crew will look over the information from tonight's run and find a way to get the job done, so we can back up our win from last year and take home that special silver Wally."
-source: kb racing