Denver: Greg Anderson Friday report

Fifth on Friday in Denver, Anderson Aims to Improve on Saturday Qualifying for the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals in Denver, CO got underway on Friday in front of a packed house at Bandimere Speedway, who were able to see the best Pro Stock...

Fifth on Friday in Denver, Anderson Aims to Improve on Saturday

Qualifying for the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals in Denver, CO got underway on Friday in front of a packed house at Bandimere Speedway, who were able to see the best Pro Stock teams battle to adapt to the altitude with elapsed times almost five hundredths of a second slower than what the "factory hot rods" posted one week ago in Sonoma, CA. Among the top runners was Summit Racing driver Greg Anderson, whose Pontiac was near the top of the time charts in each of the two sessions.

However, with his best effort of 7.048 seconds, 195.96 mph in the evening run placing him in the fifth position midway through qualifying, Anderson immediately started working on ways to better his performance on Saturday, when temperatures are forecasted to be significantly cooler.

"I'd say we had an average day today," said Anderson. "We definitely have to do a little tune-up on our engines, because they're a little off in this altitude. However, we're pretty happy with our Summit Racing Pontiacs, because they're making decent runs. I think we can certainly get closer, although it might be tough to get that No.1 spot away from AJ (provisional No. 1 qualifier Allen Johnson), as well as he runs here on the mountain. However, I definitely think we can get to where we have a chance to win the race.

"I'm not 100% disappointed, but I'm also not 100% satisfied either. We have more work to do, and the good news is that we supposedly have better weather coming tomorrow, which means you could possibly run faster than we did today. The bottom line is that we have two good baseline runs, and a chance to improve. That makes us pretty happy heading into tomorrow."

-source: kb racing

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