Anderson advances to final round--WINS!!! Leads LAS VEGAS (October 28, 2007) -- From the No. 3 qualifying position, Greg Anderson driver of the KB Racing LLC-owned, Summit Racing Equipment -backed Pontiac GTO, advanced to the final round at the...
Anderson advances to final round--WINS!!! Leads
LAS VEGAS (October 28, 2007) -- From the No. 3 qualifying position, Greg Anderson driver of the KB Racing LLC-owned, Summit Racing Equipment -backed Pontiac GTO, advanced to the final round at the seventh annual NHRA ACDelco Las Vegas Nationals, winning over Jeg Coughlin, Jr.
The third most prolific winner in Pro Stock history, Anderson now has 51 career wins. For the 2007 season in 22 races, Anderson has advanced to the final round 12 times and has come away with eight wins.
"With only two races in this part of the Countdown, this was a huge, huge win," said Anderson. "I would rather be the 'chasee' than the chaser.
"The car was flawless today. The car won the race. That was the result of all our testing last week. The crew, led by Rob Downing, was the key today and I dedicate this race to Rob. He did an awesome job all weekend. He carried this race. We now have one down and one to go."
En route to the final round, the three-time NHRA POWERade Pro Stock Champion Anderson defeated Jim Yates, Richie Stevens, Jr., and V. Gaines.
In the final round, Anderson covered the quarter-mile track at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in 6.731 seconds at 205.04 mph. Coughlin recorded an elapsed time of 6.771 seconds at 204.39 mph.
At The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Anderson now has six wins in eight final rounds since 2003. At the fall race, he has now won three-times -- in 2003 (over Kurt Johnson), 2004 (over teammate Jason Line), and 2007 (over Jeg Coughlin, Jr.). He was runner-up to Kurt Johnson in the 2005 fall edition. He's also won three-times here at the spring race. Earlier this year he won the SummitRacing.com Nationals over Jeg Coughlin, Jr. In 2003 and 2004 he won over Kurt Johnson and in 2005 he was runner up to Dave Connolly.
Points for the four Countdown to 1 Pro Stock contestants after one of two races is: 1.) Greg Anderson (3136 points), 2.) Jeg Coughlin (3102), 3.) Dave Connolly (3088), and 4.) Allen Johnson (3033).