Starting 11th, Anderson Looks For a Little Magic in Las Vegas Keeping in theme with the Halloween weekend, the events on Saturday at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway proved to be quite bizarre, as numerous delays in the nitro classes ...
Starting 11th, Anderson Looks For a Little Magic in Las Vegas
Keeping in theme with the Halloween weekend, the events on Saturday at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway proved to be quite bizarre, as numerous delays in the nitro classes extended the final day of qualifying for the NHRA Las Vegas Nationals well into the night. As a result, the Pro Stock category found themselves racing in completely different conditions during their final two attempts.
After opening with two solid runs on Friday, Summit Racing standout Greg Anderson looked to put himself in a good position for Sunday's final eliminations. Although he was able to improve to a 6.677-second time and 207.15 mph top speed, starting from the eleventh position, Anderson knows he faces a tough assignment in challenging for his seventh win in the Nevada desert.
"I guess the Summit Racing team will have to pull another rabbit out of the hat tomorrow," said Anderson. "After coming out of the box with two pretty decent runs on Friday, we just missed it today. We're not qualifying worth a darn lately, and although we've been able to get by with it, you certainly don't want to keep putting yourself in that situation. We're not happy about it, but we're just going to put it all behind us and start fresh tomorrow. The cards have all been dealt, so we have to play them as best as we can.
"Either way, I'm leaving here with a smile because I'm so happy to have Ken (team owner Black) back. I care and want to do better, but I'm not going to mope or cry with him around. We may be coming from the back of the field, so to speak, but we're going to give it all we've got, doing whatever it takes to make better runs. As long as you're in the field you have a chance to win. We've done it before, so we'll run what we have and hope it's good enough."
-source: kb racing