Memphis: Greg Anderson Saturday notes

Anderson starts eliminations from No. 3 position in Summit Racing Pontiac MEMPHIS, Tenn. (September 15 2007) -- The KB Racing LLC, Summit Racing Pontiacs continue to run well at Memphis Motorsports Park (MMP). Greg Anderson drove his KB ...

Anderson starts eliminations from No. 3 position in Summit Racing Pontiac

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (September 15 2007) -- The KB Racing LLC, Summit Racing Pontiacs continue to run well at Memphis Motorsports Park (MMP). Greg Anderson drove his KB Racing-owned, Summit Racing Equipment-backed Pontiac to the No. 3 position on the final qualifying ladder for this weekend's 20th annual NHRA O'Reilly Mid-South Nationals.

Anderson started out the first session of qualifying on Friday like the Anderson of old, covering the MMP quarter-mile in his Summit Racing Equipment Pontiac with an elapsed time of 6.697 seconds at a speed of 205.88 mph. His speed upped the mile-per-hour track record previously held by his teammate, Jason Line (205.38 mph). Also, his E.T was just a tad off the track record of 6.694 seconds, also held by Line.

It was still relatively warm when the Friday evening session got underway -- the air temperature was 88-degrees and the track temperature was recorded at 104-degrees. As the last pair of Pro Stock cars, the temperatures had started down some -- the air temperature was now 86-degrees with the track temperature at 101-degrees. Anderson improved a couple of thousandths to a 6.695-second elapsed time, good for the third spot after the first day of qualifying.

Dave Connolly, in the other lane opposite Anderson, set a track record elapsed time in the second session on Friday, a 6.673-second pass, to take the provisional top spot for the first day.

This changed when Connolly's E.T. track record switched hands in Saturday's first session, third overall, as Max Naylor took over the No. 1 spot with an elapsed time of 6.594 seconds.

In that same first session on Saturday, Anderson lowered his E.T to 6.598 seconds and once again upped the track speed record to 209.17 mph. As he headed to his final qualifying run, Anderson held the No. 3 spot.

With one of the better elapsed time in the final round, Anderson ended the day by running a 6.607-second pass at 208.91 mph. He continued to hold onto the No. 3 position and will face Ron Krisher, who qualified No. 14 (6.646/207.43), when the first round of eliminations gets underway tomorrow.

"Times got better today because the weather was on our side," said Anderson. "Tomorrow should be more of the same, maybe a little hotter. These Summit Pontiacs run well in this type of conditions. Now it's my job to go out and try to win this race tomorrow."

-credit: kbr

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Series NHRA
Drivers Greg Anderson , Ron Krisher , Jason Line , Max Naylor , Dave Connolly