Anderson Opens Memphis Qualifying in Fourth
Five days after winning the race in Dallas, Summit Racing Pontiac racer Greg Anderson took to the track for the first day of qualifying at the O'Reilly NHRA Mid-South Nationals in Memphis, TN. Consistently among the best in the class, Anderson's 6.582-second, 209.75 mph pass in the later afternoon session slotted him in the fourt h position midway through the qualifying procedure. With two attempts remaining on Saturday before the field is set, the Concord, NC resident believed his team had a chance to makefurther progress.
"Our Summit Racing Pontiac made it down the track in each session without any major issues," said Anderson. "We just need to get it a little quicker in the first part of the track, because it's actually running decent down track. If we can do that, I think we can close the gap on (provisional No. 1 qualifier Mike) Edwards.
"It wasn't a bad day. We were third for the session in both runs, so we're certainly not disappointed. I definitely like these conditions better for the set-up in our engines, and it is supposed to be the same tomorrow, so we0re looking forward to coming back and seeing what we can do to move closer to the top."