Joliet: Greg Anderson Saturday summary

Anderson number 1 in Chicago JOLIET, Ill. -- Greg Anderson, driver of the Vegas General Construction Pontiac Grand Am will enter eliminations at the 6th annual Lucas Oil Route 66 Nationals in the Number 1 position on the Pro Stock ...

Anderson number 1 in Chicago

JOLIET, Ill. -- Greg Anderson, driver of the Vegas General Construction Pontiac Grand Am will enter eliminations at the 6th annual Lucas Oil Route 66 Nationals in the Number 1 position on the Pro Stock eliminations ladder.

It was in the final session of qualifying where Anderson drove his Grand Am to a 6.761 / 203.58 mph, breaking both the track ET and Speed records on his way to Number !.

This is the fourth consecutive Number 1 qualifier, and fifth of the season for Anderson.

"After the four in a row you would think I would get used to this," said Anderson, "but I'll say it again. This is awesome.

"I keep saying it, but I owe this all to my team. They give me such a great racecar. As good as we are here today, I feel like we could have been better. We left a couple of hundredths on the table every run. Not that I am complaining, but we really could have been quicker.

Crew Chief Rob Downing attributes the success of the Vegas General Construction Pontiac to his team's work ethic.

"We, as a team, all work very well together," said Downing of Kearney, Neb. "We have 10 guys working for us, both here at the track and in the shop. We are fortunate to have 10 equally dedicated and hard working team members, who are all working toward a common goal. That is very hard to find in this sport, and I believe that key to our success so far this season.

"This team works hard every day to be better. Our motor shop is building great horsepower. Earlier this season we felt the car was not as good as our motors. We set to work on making the car move and react better. We turned a corner with the car in Atlanta, and it has all come together since that time."

Eliminations at the 6th annual Lucas Oil Route 66 Nationals in Joliet, Ill, will begin at 11:00 AM CST on Sunday June 1.

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