Anderson No. 7 at BIR BRAINERD, Minn. (August 11, 2007) -- Duluth, Minn.-native Greg Anderson, suffered through problems on several runs to qualify No. 7 at the 28th running of the NHRA Lucas Oil Nationals. In the second session held on...
Anderson No. 7 at BIR
BRAINERD, Minn. (August 11, 2007) -- Duluth, Minn.-native Greg Anderson, suffered through problems on several runs to qualify No. 7 at the 28th running of the NHRA Lucas Oil Nationals.
In the second session held on Friday, Anderson ran his best of four qualifying passes when he recorded an elapsed time of 4.769 seconds over the Brainerd International Raceway quarter-mile. He repeated that time in session four held today.
"Actually, we haven't pinpointed what the main problem is," stated Anderson, who has clinched a positions in the second segment of the Countdown to the Championship. "We're not making real clean runs with my Summit Pontiac, especially compared to Jason. The engine seems to be lacking performance in the heat and I haven't driven as well as I should and I haven't shifted well. It's been a combination of all three things. We've been off in all three areas. You can't be off in any one of those things and expect to qualify in the top three. There no sense in pointing fingers, we just need to fix it for tomorrow.
"Jason's car made a nice run in that final session. That just goes to show you that we can do it. It can be had out there (on the track). We've just got to figure out what we're doing right with one car and wrong with the other. That's all it comes down to. That's a whole lot better that having both of them not running well. You should be able to learn from the one that is running well. We'll just see how sharp we are overnight and see if we can get it figured out for tomorrow. I've got all the confidence in this crew and I know I'll do a better job of driving during eliminations."
In the opening round of eliminations, which get underway tomorrow, Anderson will face Richie Stevens, Jr., who qualified No. 10 (6.773/204.70).
At BIR, Anderson won here in 2003 when he defeated Kurt Johnson. The three-time Pro Stock champion also has two runner-ups in the "Land of 10,000 Lakes" -- in 2002 to Jeg Coughlin and in 2004 to Dave Connolly.