Anderson will try to cut deficit at LVMS LAS VEGAS (October 24, 2006) -- For Greg Anderson, driver of the KB Racing LLC / Summit Racing Equipment Pro Stock Pontiac GTO, time is running short in his bid for a fourth consecutive NHRA POWERade Pro...
Anderson will try to cut deficit at LVMS
LAS VEGAS (October 24, 2006) -- For Greg Anderson, driver of the KB Racing LLC / Summit Racing Equipment Pro Stock Pontiac GTO, time is running short in his bid for a fourth consecutive NHRA POWERade Pro Stock Championship.
Including this weekend's NHRA ACDelco Las Vegas Nationals, there are only two races left on the 2006 schedule. The other is the season-ending event, the Auto Club of Southern California Finals, Nov. 9-12 in Pomona, Calif.
Being that the three-time and reigning champ feels that a national elapsed time record will not be set at either of the two events, he must substantially cut into the 119 point deficit that separate him and teammate Jason Line entering the ACDelco Las Vegas Nationals this weekend at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
"Reality is that I must have a perfect race this weekend and Jason must falter enough to open the door for me at Pomona," said Anderson as he reflected on the point battle. "Otherwise, it's over for me.
"The way Jason has been running I don't expect him to collapse, but I do need to go a lot more rounds than him. At this point in time, I'm still moving forward with great optimism.
"If it happens that I don't leave the door opening enough for me to have an opportunity at Pomona or Jason should clinch at Vegas, then I'll be happy for Jason. The main thing is that the championship will reside with KB Racing, Summit Racing Equipment, and Pontiac for the fourth straight year. That's a win-win situation."
FanFest: Drag racing fans are invited to attend a free NHRA FanFest in the parking lot outside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (4455 Paradise Rd.) from Noon to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 26, to help kick off the annual NHRA ACDelco Las Vegas Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Oct. 26-29. The FanFest is sponsored by Budweiser, Oakley and Harley-Davidson.
Included in the festivities will be live entertainment, show cars, an NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series simulator and live radio remotes.
Autograph Session with Drivers: As part of the FanFest a free NHRA driver autograph session will take place in the parking lot outside the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino from 5-6:30 p.m. Anderson, along with his KB Racing teammate Hillary Will, will be among the drivers scheduled to participate in the autograph session.
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