Sixth on Friday, Anderson Targets Improvement in Bristol
Having tested at Bristol Dragway on several occasions in the weeks prior to this weekend’s NHRA Ford Thunder Valley Nationals, Summit Racing driver Greg Anderson was naturally optimistic heading into Friday’s opening qualifying sessions. After posting a seventh-best 6.725-second time on his first attempt, the defending Pro Stock champion improved in the evening session, with his 6.718-second, 205.07 mph pass placing him in the sixth position midway through the qualifying procedure. Disappointed by his initial performance, he looked to turn things around in time for his final two attempts on Saturday.
“We didn’t have the type of day we were looking for, that’s for sure,” said Anderson. “We tested here a few weeks ago, and came back to a completely different racetrack. As a result, we ended up behind the eight ball, and we weren’t alone, going by the number of cars that either slowed or shut off in the evening session. In fact, it probably would have been better if we didn’t even test.
“However, our troubles go beyond our issues with the race track, as we keep battling to find the right tune-up for this race car. There is definitely room for improvement, and we need to make the right changes for tomorrow so we can better match our Summit Racing Pontiac to the race track. The good news is that Friday’s over, we’re in the show and we certainly have room to improve, so that’s what we’re going to focus on.”
-source: kb racing