Greg Anderson earns third win at Atlanta Dragway and fourth of 2007 season COMMERCE, Ga. (April 29, 2007) -- For the third time in six final rounds at Atlanta Dragway, Greg Anderson found the winner's circle at the 27th annual Summit Racing ...
Greg Anderson earns third win at Atlanta Dragway and fourth of 2007 season
COMMERCE, Ga. (April 29, 2007) -- For the third time in six final rounds at Atlanta Dragway, Greg Anderson found the winner's circle at the 27th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals defeating "The Professor," Warren Johnson.
This was the 47th win of his career and Anderson's fourth of 2007 in four final rounds. A KB Racing-owned, Summit Racing Equipment-backed Pontiac has been in all six final round thus far this season and won five times. Anderson's teammate Jason Line has been to two finals, winning one.
In addition to winning the race, Anderson was low qualifier and had low elapsed time of the race and top speed.
Using the power of his KB Racing LLC Summit Racing Equipment Pontiac GTO, Anderson drove by former Georgia Tech and NBA basketball star Tom Hammonds in the opening round, Mike Edwards in a Pontiac in round two, and Sugar Hill, Georgia's Kurt Johnson to reach the final round against Kurt's father.
In the finals, Anderson and Warren Johnson left together. Anderson covered the Atlanta Dragway quarter-mile in 6.671 seconds with Johnson following in 6.719 seconds.
"Today was just absolutely unbelievable," Anderson said. "She (the car) was like a thoroughbred today. It's a pleasure to drive when that happens. I didn't expect that today because it was hot, the track was greasy, but man that thing was awesome. That goes back to this team I've got. I can't stop saying it, but (crew chief) Rob Downing and his guys do a fantastic job. All the guys in the engine shop, they're all down here this week with their families, and I'm so proud of those guys. We've got a heck of a package here. I tried to mess it up a couple of times today, but the horse was too strong and not even I could mess it up.
"Warren (Johnson) is a Hall of Famer and was probably the sentimental favorite. I'm sure a lot of people were pulling for him, but I think I had a lot of people pulling for me today too."
NEXT RACE: The NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series now moves straight to the St. Louis area for the 11th annual NHRA O'Reilly Midwest Nationals next weekend at Gateway International Raceway, May 4-6.