Anderson qualifies No. 5 at Route 66 Raceway JOLIET, Ill. (June 10, 2006) -- Route 66 Raceway continued to prove that it is one of the quickest and fastest tracks on the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. The Pro Stock class continued to "strut...
Anderson qualifies No. 5 at Route 66 Raceway
JOLIET, Ill. (June 10, 2006) -- Route 66 Raceway continued to prove that it is one of the quickest and fastest tracks on the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. The Pro Stock class continued to "strut their stuff," posting the second quickest time in the NHRA record books during qualifying. But rain has been the most talked about subject this weekend.
Persistent rain has been the only winner during qualifying for the NHRA CARQUEST Auto Parts Nationals. After three qualifying sessions, NHRA made a decision to cancel the final qualifying session for all professional classes.
When qualifying ended today setting the field for tomorrow's eliminations for the NHRA CARQUEST Auto Parts Nationals, Greg Anderson, the current national elapsed time record holder and driver of the KB Racing LLC-owned, Summit Racing Equipment-backed Pro Stock Pontiac GTO, held the No. 5 position on the qualifying ladder.
In a surprise to many, Richie Stevens, Jr. took top honors running within .002 seconds of Anderson's national elapsed time record of 6.633 seconds set in Gainesville, Fla., in 2005.
In the opening round of tomorrow's eliminations, Anderson will face Warren Johnson, who qualified No. 12 with a run of 6.685 seconds. Anderson worked for WJ for 12 years as a crew member, tuner and crew chief during four of Johnson's six NHRA Pro Stock championships, before becoming a three-time Pro Stock champion himself.
Anderson, who has had 40 national wins in 60 final rounds during his career, has just three national event final rounds and no wins in all his visits to Route 66 Raceway. It is one of two tracks on the 2006 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series schedule that Anderson has not posted a win, the other being Richmond's Virginia Motorsports Park. A win tomorrow at Route 66 Raceway would reduce that to just one track, with Richmond still remaining this season.
Anderson, driver of the KB Racing LLC/Summit Racing Equipment Pro Stock Pontiac GTO, begins his quest for the CARQUEST Auto Parts Nationals Pro Stock title on Sunday, June 11, with eliminations for all classes beginning at 11 a.m. *All times are local Chicago time (CT) and subject to change at anytime. *