Surprising second round exit for Greg Anderson GAINESVILLE, Fla. (March 19, 2006) -- After going to the final round in both of the first two races of the early 2006 season, three-time and reigning NHRA POWERade Pro Stock champion Greg Anderson...
Surprising second round exit for Greg Anderson
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (March 19, 2006) -- After going to the final round in both of the first two races of the early 2006 season, three-time and reigning NHRA POWERade Pro Stock champion Greg Anderson exited the 37th annual NHRA ACDelco Gatornationals in a surprising second round loss to Greg Stanfield.
Against Dave Howard in the opening round, Anderson, behind the wheel of the KB Racing LLC, Summit Racing Equipment Pontiac GTO, covered the Gainesville Raceway in 6.664 seconds to take the win.
In the second round, Stanfield was away first at the green, gaining enough of an advantage to take the win light. Anderson ran an elapsed time of 6.670 seconds to 6.669 seconds for Stanfield.
"We got beat at light and we got beat on the track," said Anderson after the disappointing loss. "It adds up to losing in Pro Stock these days. He (Stanfield) did a heck of a job. He made a great run. He deserved to win the round. It's that simple. My hat's off to him and I hope he goes on and wins the race."
Anderson remains in the top spot (No. 1) in the POWERade Pro Stock point standings with 274 points, 75 points ahead of second place.
ESPN2 will air same-day television coverage of eliminations of the 37th annual NHRA ACDelco Gatornationals from 5 until 7 p.m. on Sunday (March 19). The elimination show repeats early Wednesday morning (March 22) from 2:30-4:30 a.m. Television times are Eastern Time (ET) and subject to change at anytime. Check local listings.
Anderson and his KB Racing LLC-owned, Summit Racing Equipment Pro Stock Pontiac GTO now head to the Houston area and the next race on the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series -- the O'Reilly Auto Parts Spring Nationals -- which is scheduled for March 31-April 2 at Houston Raceway Park in Baytown, Texas.