Las Vegas II: Greg Anderson preview

Anderson aants to double-up in Las Vegas. LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- The last time Greg Anderson, driver of the Vegas General Construction Pontiac Grand Am, raced in Las Vegas he won. This weekend at the third annual AC Delco Las Vegas Nationals...

Anderson aants to double-up in Las Vegas.

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- The last time Greg Anderson, driver of the Vegas General Construction Pontiac Grand Am, raced in Las Vegas he won. This weekend at the third annual AC Delco Las Vegas Nationals Anderson would like to hit the jackpot again at the Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with another Pro Stock title.

If Anderson can win this race, the newly crowned NHRA POWERade Pro Stock Champion will tie Darrell Alderman record of eleven wins in a one season. Having met every goal he has set for himself this season, achieving this last objective would be the icing on the cake for the Vegas General Construction team.

"I want it," said Anderson of Charlotte, NC. "This is the hardest working team in drag racing on the parking lot, as a result of that, we have broken just about every record on the books. To break Alderman's record would prove once and for all that we are not a fluke.

"To tie the record I have to win here in Las Vegas. Then to break it we have to win the World Final in Pomona next month. I think we can do it starting right here with a win at the Strip.

"We qualified Number 1 and won the last race here in Las Vegas. We have good data on this track, but I would not go as far as to say we have a good handle on this racetrack.

"The only sure bet in Las Vegas is that the weather will change. Right now, the prediction is for warm weather with cool nights. Anyone who has raced here in the past can tell you that at this time of year as soon as the sun sets the temperature will drop in a hurry.

"Because how quickly the conditions will change, I think that the team that will win the race, is the team that can adapt the fastest as the temperature drops. That is where we have them.

"Throughout the year, this Vegas General Construction team has met the challenges of tuning this Pontiac in heat, cold, humidity, altitude, and rain; sometimes all at the same event. No matter what the conditions they always have this Grand Am running at the top. I do not see why this weekend should be an exception.

"If this Vegas General Construction team and I both do our jobs this weekend odds are that we will tie Alderman's record here in Las Vegas."

Qualifying at the third annual AC Delco Las Vegas Nationals will take place on Friday Oct 24 and Saturday Oct. 25. Eliminations will begin at 11:00 AM PST on Sunday Oct 26.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Darrell Alderman , Greg Anderson