Greg Anderson Friday report

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Gainesville Gatornationals

Anderson Among Trio Making Pro Stock History in Gainesville

Day/Date: Friday, March 11, 2011

Greg Anderson, Summit Racing Pontiac GXP
Greg Anderson, Summit Racing Pontiac GXP

Photo by: Ted Rossino

The sizeable crowd attending the opening day of qualifying at the Tire Kingdom NHRA Gatornationals enjoyed clear skies and cool temperatures, which produced record-setting runs in the Pro Stock category, including the first elapsed times in the 6.4-second range. In fact, three racers, including Greg Anderson in the Summit Racing Pontiac, tied for the quickest run in the category’s history, posting a 6.495-second elapsed time. With the tie-breaker in this instance being the top speed recorded during the run, Anderson found himself in the provisional third position midway through qualifying, leaving the four-time champion looking for even more during one of his final two attempts on Saturday.

“We should be excited running a 6.49, but everything is relative,” said Anderson. “If other cars are running the exact same time, the way we look at it, we are just doing our job, so even though we really are pleased with our Summit Racing Pontiac’s performance, we’re also somewhat disappointed. We would certainly like to have the record here at KB Racing. We’re proud of our operation and would love to have our name in the record books.

“Fortunately, we should have another chance tomorrow, and we’ll come back swinging. We know some things that we missed on the race cars and engines that could have made it faster, so we consider that an opportunity missed. Still, we have another shot in the morning and the best thing is that I have a great hot rod that is making nice smooth runs. We didn’t get all that we could out of it today, so we’ll see what we can do to tune it up tomorrow.”

Established in 1968, Summit Racing Equipment is the leading high performance parts and accessories company. Summit Racing offers the largest selection, lowest prices, and best customer service in the high performance industry via catalogs, Internet, and Retail Super Stores. The company is headquartered in Tallmadge, Ohio with retail locations in Tallmadge, Ohio; Sparks, Nevada; and McDonough, Georgia. For more information, please visit www.summitracing.com.

-source: kb racing

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