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Sixth on Friday, Anderson Ready to Regroup in Sonoma
To the casual spectator, Summit Racing Pro Stock driver Greg Anderson would seem to have had a solid performance during the first day of qualifying for the Fram/Autolite NHRA Nationals in Sonoma, Calif. Although he was forced to shut off early on his opening attempt at Infineon Raceway, he was able to come back in the evening session and post a competitive 6.592-second elapsed time with a top speed of 209.69 mph to place sixth with two attempts remaining.
However, based on the difference between his time and that of the cars at the top of the pack, the defending champion felt they still had work to be done, with plans to examine and adjust their tuning approach before Saturday, when he hoped to improve both his and teammate Jason Line’s standing for Sunday’s final eliminations.
“I guess we woke up on the wrong side of the bed today,” said Anderson. “Although my Summit Racing Pontiac was able to make it down the track in the evening session, it wasn’t a good run. I shook the tires, and it came very close to not making it. This is a very good race track and there is no excuse for not running well. We just have some set-up issues that we need to address in short order, because we obviously missed the boat today on what our cars need to run on this track.
“We’re going to go back and look at our notes from previous years to see how we were able to make such nice runs here and apply it to both Jason’s and my cars. AJ (the provisional No. 1 qualifier Allen Johnson) is showing what can be done, which is exactly what we should be doing, and have done in the past. We need to regroup and start over, looking at what we did differently last year and the year before. I’m sure we’ll be able to find what’s wrong and fix it, and am confident we’ll run better tomorrow.”
By: kb racing