Anderson Continues Qualifying Prowess With Provisional Pole at Dallas Looks to Put Pontiac No. 1 For Fifth Consecutive Race Click here to download high resolution image ENNIS, Texas, September 22, 2006 - Pontiac driver Greg Anderson...
Anderson Continues Qualifying Prowess With Provisional Pole at Dallas Looks to Put Pontiac No. 1 For Fifth Consecutive Race Click here to download high resolution image
ENNIS, Texas, September 22, 2006 - Pontiac driver Greg Anderson currently has four consecutive Pro Stock No. 1 qualifiers in NHRA POWERade competition, and today he got a good start on making it five in a row. Anderson powered his Summit Racing Pontiac GTO to an elapsed time of 6.782 seconds at 203.83 mph to claim the provisional No. 1 qualifier in Pro Stock after two of four rounds of qualifying for this weekend's 21st annual O'Reilly NHRA Fall Nationals at Texas Motorplex. He narrowly edged his Summit Racing Pontiac teammate and current points leader Jason Line who had an elapsed time of 6.788 seconds at 203.83 mph. Dave Howard led the way for Team Chevy, qualifying his Chevy Cobalt in the fourth position with an elapsed time of 6.792 seconds at 203.49 mph.
"We've been doing a lot of testing," said Anderson. "We tested before we went to Reading (Pa.), we tested some more after Reading, and we've just been pecking away at the cars trying to get them perfect for this stretch run. I'm real happy with the good job the guys have done. The cars are very friendly to drive right now, they're making real nice runs, and we don't have to come back from a run and make wholesale changes on the car. We just make minor changes, basically, just trying to eke a little bit more out of it and match the weather change. That's a good feeling and it brings back memories of old days when we could be consistent like that.
"My hat's off to the guys. They're doing a heck of a job with both cars, and they're giving Jason and me everything we could ask for to make this stretch run and give ourselves a shot. That's a tribute to the crew guys over there and to the engine guys back at the shop. I'm just lucky to be piloting that car. I'm happy, I'm lucky, and Jason's happy and he's lucky. We're two lucky guys out there and we're having fun out there, we're getting to play and knock heads with each other, and that's a lot of fun."
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