Anderson runner-up to teammate at Bristol Maintains No. 1 in POWERade points BRISTOL, Tenn. (April 30 2006) -- It was an all Summit Racing Equipment Pontiac GTO final, with Greg Anderson finishing runner-up to teammate Jason Line at the sixth...
Anderson runner-up to teammate at Bristol
Maintains No. 1 in POWERade points
BRISTOL, Tenn. (April 30 2006) -- It was an all Summit Racing Equipment Pontiac GTO final, with Greg Anderson finishing runner-up to teammate Jason Line at the sixth annual NHRA O'Reilly Thunder Valley Nationals.
Anderson drove his KB Racing LLC/Summit Racing Equipment Pro Stock Pontiac GTO past Dave Northrop, Dave Howard and Kurt Johnson before facing Line in the final round. Against Line, Anderson covered the Bristol Dragway in 6.752 seconds to 6.716 seconds for Line. It was the 60th final round for the former Duluth, Minn., resident, North Carolina transplant who has 40 wins and 20 runner-ups.
"I had a great weekend," said Anderson, following his runner-up finish. "I just can't say enough about the guys on this KB Racing team do. We needed a weekend like this. We haven't had a lot of success lately and have been a little down on our luck. We needed a get-well weekend and I've got to say that we had one here. I would have loved to win but as long Jason wins that great too. Having two Summit Racing Pontiacs in the final round was a win-win for all.
"We've worked so hard the last couple, three weeks, and we've just had a couple of small kinks to iron out in this program. The only way we know to work them out is to work hard, and just work night and day. We just try and learn as much as we can, and that's what we've done. We've used every minute in the last couple weeks to test the racecars and to build engines, and it looks like it paid off for us. Like I said, from the guys back at the shop to the guys at the racetrack, they've done a fantastic job. Jason and I are the lucky guys that get to drive the car."
Anderson remains No. 1 in the NHRA POWERade Pro Stock point standings with 466 points.
Anderson and his crew, led by co-crew chiefs Rob Downing and Jeff Perley, won the NHRA Full Throttle Pit Crew Championship program award for the O'Reilly Thunder Valley Nationals. The program awards bonus money utilizing a point system, based on a combination of qualifying position and elapsed time. Anderson accepted the $1,500 check on behalf of his crew and team owner Ken Black. Currently, Anderson's team is leading the point standings for the season-long Full Throttle Pit Crew Championship which pays $15,000 to the winning team. His teammate Jason Line is third in the season-long Full Throttle Pit Crew Championship point standings.