Indianapolis2: Anderson, Line Saturday summary

Anderson number three, Line number 9 in Indy INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Today at the 49th annual Mac Tools US Nationals Vegas General Construction teammates Greg Anderson and Jason Line placed their cars in the third and ninth positions on the Pro ...

Anderson number three, Line number 9 in Indy

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Today at the 49th annual Mac Tools US Nationals Vegas General Construction teammates Greg Anderson and Jason Line placed their cars in the third and ninth positions on the Pro Stock eliminations ladder.

It was in the Friday session of qualifying where Anderson ran a 6.786 / 205.01 mph to take the No. 3 position. Line also ran his best time of the event in the third session. He ran a 6.819 / 202.73 mph to take the ninth spot.

"I am very pleased with the way we ran here this weekend," said Anderson of Charlotte, NC. "We are right where we want to be going into eliminations. Jason and I are on opposite sides of the ladder, and that is a good place to start.

"Our plan coming into this race was to get Jason back on the racetrack and use him as a blocker. In the last part of the season we have changed our focus and are concentrating on winning the championship. To do that we cannot just stand on our performance, we have to pull out all the stops, which will include trying some different strategies."

"Jason's job tomorrow is take out Kurt (Johnson). If everything goes right, they will meet in the second round. He is a talented driver and I believe he is up to the challenge. If it turns out that I have to race him in the final, then we will race each other heads up, but we will cross that bridge when we come to it."

"Tonight we will turn our attention to getting both cars ready for the race tomorrow. It is very tough out there, and I know that every one of these guys is going to take a shot at Jason and I. There is not a bad driver or car in this class. We have to be ready for them if we want to be standing in the winner's circle tomorrow night."

Eliminations at the 49th annual Mac Tools US Nationals will take place on Sunday Sept. 7 at 11:00 AM CST.

Anderson Quick Facts

Currently #1 in 2003 NHRA POWERade Pro Stock Points (1454 points)
Has Qualified Number 1 nine times during 2003 season
Won 2003 Checks Shucks Kragen Nationals in Phoenix, Ariz.
Won 2003 Summitracing.com Nationals in Las Vegas, Nev.
Won 2003 K & N Filter SuperNationals in Englishtown, NJ
Won 2003 O'Reilly Summer Nationals in Topeka, Kan.
Won 2003 Pontiac Excitement Nationals in Columbus, Ohio
Won 2003 Carquest Auto Parts Nationals in Seattle, Wash.
Won 2003 Lucas Oil Nationals in Brainerd, Minn.
Two Runner-ups finishes in Atlanta, Ga. and Sonoma, Calif.
Three Semi final round appearances in 2003 (Pomona 1, Gainesville & Chicago 1)
Finished 3rd 2002 NHRA POWERade Pro Stock Points
Career Best ET 6.670 (Englishtown 2003)*
Career Best Mile Per Hour 207.18 mph (Englishtown 2003)*
* National records

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Series NHRA
Drivers Greg Anderson , Jason Line