Greg Anderson Brainerd Friday report

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Anderson’s Consistent Runs Place Him Second on Friday in Brainerd

Greg Anderson, driver of the Summit Racing Pontiac GXP
Greg Anderson, driver of the Summit Racing Pontiac GXP

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After spending two active days doing media work, participating in an ALS fundraiser and visiting family, Summit Racing Pro Stock driver Greg Anderson got back to work on Friday, taking part in the first two qualifying sessions at the NHRA Northwest Nationals in Brainerd, Minnesota. In each of his two timed runs, Anderson posted the second quickest time of the 18 cars making an attempt, highlighted by his 6.597-second, 208.84 mph pass in his evening run, missing the top spot by two thousandths of second. Sitting in the second position with two attempts remaining on Saturday, the four-time champion looked to improve his standing before Sunday’s final eliminations.

“It was a good day for the Summit Racing team, but not a great day,” said Anderson. “We made good runs in each session, but Mike did a slightly better job and was able to sneak around Jason and me tonight, so we’ll have to find a way to get it back tomorrow. Hopefully the weather will cooperate and give us a realistic shot at the top.

“In any case, it was a very good day for the Summit crew. Both Jason’s (teammate Line, who is currently third) and my cars made two high-quality runs. We just need to fine tune them, so we don’t make the same mistake twice, while also getting Ronnie (brother-in-law and semi teammate Humphrey) closer to the top in his Summit/Genuine Hotrod Hardware Pontiac. The best thing is that we have something we can work with – we don’t need any major changes, maybe some fine adjustments that will allow us to get that No. 1 spot back. That’s why we’re going to bed with a smile on our faces.”

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Series NHRA
Drivers Greg Anderson
Tags anderson, brainerd, pontiac, pro stock, summit racing