Phoenix: Greg Anderson final summary

Greg Anderson runner up in Pro Stock at Phoenix CHANDLER, Ariz. (February 26, 2006) -- After qualifying No. 1 for the 42nd time in his career, three time defending POWERade champion Greg Anderson, driver of the KB Racing LLC/Summit Racing ...

Greg Anderson runner up in Pro Stock at Phoenix

CHANDLER, Ariz. (February 26, 2006) -- After qualifying No. 1 for the 42nd time in his career, three time defending POWERade champion Greg Anderson, driver of the KB Racing LLC/Summit Racing Equipment Pro Stock Pontiac GTO, finished in the runner up spot at today's eliminations at the NHRA Checker Schuck's Kragen Nationals.

As he advanced through the first three rounds, Anderson defeated Allen Johnson, Jim Yates and Greg Stanfield to reach his 59th career final round and his 4th final round against Warren Johnson.

In their first three final rounds, Johnson has two victories. The last time the pair met in a final round was the 2004 Winternationals with Anderson coming away with the win light.

Today's win light went to Johnson when mechanical problems derailed Anderson's Summit Racing Pontiac. "It either jumped out of gear or broke; I'm not sure which until we get it out of the car," said Anderson, after the final round. "It went into second gear for a tenth or two of a second then came out. We had a little bit of tire shake so that could have been the cause making it jump of gear or could have even broke it. I think we had enough to get the win if problems hadn't set in. The timing where it happened was all wrong.

"We're going to go back home and work hard on our engine program and our car program and try to make it even better yet. We got a great program now but we feel we can still make it better. We'll go at them again in Gainesville."

The NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series now moves to the East Coast when the ACDelco Gatornationals unfolds at Gainesville (Fla.) Raceway, March 16-19.

-kbr

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Series NHRA
Drivers Warren Johnson , Greg Anderson , Greg Stanfield