Las Vegas II: Greg Anderson Friday report

Anderson Celebrates Ken Black's Return, Opens Vegas Qualifying in Fifth The first day of qualifying for the NHRA Las Vegas Nationals in Las Vegas, NV was a day NHRA Pro Stock championship points leader Greg Anderson and the Summit Racing team...

Anderson Celebrates Ken Black's Return, Opens Vegas Qualifying in Fifth

The first day of qualifying for the NHRA Las Vegas Nationals in Las Vegas, NV was a day NHRA Pro Stock championship points leader Greg Anderson and the Summit Racing team had been waiting for all year, and had little to do with the action on the track. For the first time since suffering a debilitating stroke last December, team owner and close friend Ken Black returned to the racetrack, much to the delight of the entire KB Racing crew.

For his part, Anderson marked the occasion by having a solid opening day, making two representative runs, with his 6.680-second, 206.39 mph pass in the evening session, which was second quickest for the round, placing him fifth midway through qualifying.

"If you discount that big Dodge (driven by provisional No. 1 qualifier Allen Johnson), our Summit Racing Pontiac made a decent hit in that left lane tonight," said Anderson. "I believe some of it had to do with the disparity between the left and right lanes, but it was still a pretty good run. We know we have to get better, and have to make sure to hold on to lane choice on Sunday, so we can have a big day.

"It has just been a tremendous day all around, having Ken Black here. To be honest, it's almost like the racing is secondary. Everybody has just been sky high and happy in the pit area, including Ken, that it seems like life is normal again, and everything is right with the world. It's something we've been missing and yearning for all year long, and we've finally got our leader back, so we all feel great. Life is good again, and we're having fun."

-source: kb racing

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Series NHRA
Drivers Greg Anderson , Allen Johnson , Ken Black