Gainesville: Greg Anderson Saturday summary

Greg Anderson runs 211.20 mph pass Qualifies No. 1 GAINESVILLE, Fla. (March 17, 2007) -- Greg Anderson drove his KB Racing LLC-owned, Summit Racing Equipment-backed Pontiac GTO to the top spot at the 38th running of the NHRA ACDelco ...

Greg Anderson runs 211.20 mph pass
Qualifies No. 1

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (March 17, 2007) -- Greg Anderson drove his KB Racing LLC-owned, Summit Racing Equipment-backed Pontiac GTO to the top spot at the 38th running of the NHRA ACDelco Gatornationals.

Anderson covered the Gainesville Raceway in record style. His pass of 6.566 seconds was a track record; while his speed of 211.20 mph was the fastest mph by any NHRA Pro Stock driver and a national record.

Under clear, blue Florida skies, the atmospheric conditions were optimum for racing today.

"The better the conditions are, the harder it is (to run)," said Anderson following qualifying. "When you have air like this and weather conditions like this, these cars have so much more power than we're used to having with them. It's probably a 50 horse power jump from what we would normally have in these engines. (For the most part) we don't experience running them like that. Either you hit it perfect and set records or you don't make it down the race track. It's tough to race like that.

"That left lane is tricky, especially in these Pro Stock cars. The same is true for the fuel cars. There's something going on in that left lane. We're going to have to look at it as a group and figure out what's wrong. If we don't figure it out, on Sunday you won't have many side-by-side races and we don't want that. You want the lanes to be equal.

"It's going to throw it back in the crew chiefs' hands tomorrow. Drivers have to do well in this class but the crew chiefs are really going to be put to work tomorrow -- first from the difference in lanes and secondly from the tremendous atmospheric conditions. We must find the right set up for both our Summit Pontiacs tomorrow. If we do, I think we can have a good day."

In the opening round of eliminations tomorrow the three-time POWERade Pro Stock champion (2003-2005) will face rookie Pro Stock driver Justin Humphreys. Humphreys qualified No. 16 (6.634/208.71).

ELIMINATIONS: Final eliminations for all teams begin at 11 a.m. on Sunday. Time Is local Gainesville time (ET) and subject to change.

-credit: kbr

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