Gainesville: Greg Anderson Saturday summary

Greg Anderson captures 3rd No. 1 of season GAINESVILLE, Fla. (March 18, 2006) --Greg Anderson held the top spot through all four qualifying sessions at 37th annual NHRA ACDelco Gatornationals, claiming the 43rd No. 1 position of his ...

Greg Anderson captures 3rd No. 1 of season

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (March 18, 2006) --Greg Anderson held the top spot through all four qualifying sessions at 37th annual NHRA ACDelco Gatornationals, claiming the 43rd No. 1 position of his career.

Anderson drove his KB Racing LLC, Summit Racing Equipment Pro Stock Pontiac GTO to an elapsed time of 6.637 seconds at 207.51 mph for his third consecutive No. 1 of the 2006 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series.

Green or no green on St. Patrick's Day, with the temperatures approaching 80 degrees, Anderson started the opening day of qualifying on top, running passes of 6.681 seconds in the first qualifying session and a 6.664-second pass in the second.

"Although the fuel cars seem to be having trouble with the track, as far as the Pro Stock cars are concerned the track is good," said Anderson, following Friday's two qualifying sessions. "We underestimated the track on the first run and were a little too safe. We made a couple of changes and picked up some in the second pass."

With Saturday a few degrees cooler, Anderson unloaded a surprising 6.637 seconds elapsed time at over 207 mph in the first qualifying session of the day. He finished qualifying running a pass of 6.637 seconds in the heat of the day.

"We love Gainesville (Raceway)," said Anderson. "We lick our chops when we come here. It's a great race track and the weather has been beautiful. The starting line has been a little bit tricky due to the hot weather. If we can catch a little break and get some cloud cover tomorrow, we can run some record times."

In tomorrow's opening round, Anderson will square off against Dave Howard, who qualified No. 16 with a time of 6.701 seconds at 206.28 mph. From Anderson's 6.637 to Howard's 6.701, it was the quickest field in NHRA Pro Stock history.

Anderson begins his quest for the Gatornationals Pro Stock title on Sunday with eliminations for all classes beginning at 11 a.m. All times are local Gainesville time (ET) and subject to change at anytime.

-kbr

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