Richmond: Greg Anderson Saturday notes

Anderson starts from No. 4 at VMP PETERSBURG, Va. (October 6, 2007) -- After an opening day of qualifying on Friday that had a little bit of everything -- rain, track problems, loss of power that plunged Virginia Motorsports Park (VMP) into...

Anderson starts from No. 4 at VMP

PETERSBURG, Va. (October 6, 2007) -- After an opening day of qualifying on Friday that had a little bit of everything -- rain, track problems, loss of power that plunged Virginia Motorsports Park (VMP) into total darkness -- Saturday saw Greg Anderson qualify his Summit Racing Equipment Pontiac GTO No. 4 at this weekend's second annual NHRA Torco Racing Fuels Nationals.

Having already clinched a spot in the Countdown to 1 for an opportunity to win his fourth NHRA POWERade Pro Stock Championship, Anderson is working extra hard to get his teammate Jason Line into the top four that will advance to the final segment of the Countdown and the opportunity to win the 2007 NHRA POWERade Pro Stock Championship.

"I need to tune my race car up a little bit," said Anderson. "She has not been quite fast enough during qualifying. My Summit Racing Pontiac has been consistent during qualifying and that's usually a good thing but it need to be consistently faster. So we're going to work on them tonight and try to get a little bit more out of both Jason and my car.

"Our main goal this weekend is to get Jason in the Countdown. We didn't qualify his car where we needed to. We lost a few point to the third and fourth guys, Allen Johnson and Jeg Coughlin. They are the guys he needs to catch. So that's not a good start but tomorrow is another day. It just means that we got to have an even bigger day tomorrow than we planned. We've got to gain enough points so that both Summit Racing Pontiacs are in the Countdown to 1."

Anderson heads to the opening round of eliminations where he will face Greg Stanfield, who qualified No. 13 (6.692/205.91).

-credit: kbr

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Series NHRA
Drivers Jeg Coughlin , Greg Anderson , Greg Stanfield , Allen Johnson , Jason Line