Starting Third, Anderson is Ready to Have Fun in Richmond The second day of qualifying for the Virginia NHRA Nationals featured nearly perfect conditions for the naturally-aspirated Pro Stock Cars, with overcast skies, lower humidity and ...
Starting Third, Anderson is Ready to Have Fun in Richmond
The second day of qualifying for the Virginia NHRA Nationals featured nearly perfect conditions for the naturally-aspirated Pro Stock Cars, with overcast skies, lower humidity and temperatures in the 60s. As a result, elapsed times plummeted, with each of the 20 cars attempting to qualify bettering their effort from the day before. Greg Anderson and the Summit Racing team continued to be among the best in thei r class, culminating with their 6.547-second, 211.16 mph best in the fourth and final session to claim the third starting position. With the forecast calling for similar weather on race day, Anderson looked forward to continue his push towards the top of the standings during Sunday's final eliminations at Virginia Motorsports Park.
"There's no question it's fun when we have mineshaft conditions like we did today," said Anderson. "These are the types of conditions that Pro Stock racers dream about. This is when it becomes fun, because the faster we can go, the happier we are. The only bad part is that we don't get enough chances at it, so we're a little green when it comes to hitting the set-up. The more runs we get, the better off we are, and I think we'll have several more opportunities tomorrow.
"Looking at the forecast, it's supposed to be close to what we had today. If that happens, there will be twenty points on the line for a national record. Mike Edwards might have the edge towards getting it right now, but this Summit Racing team is close, so we have to dig down and find a way to grab the record and the win tomorrow.
"This is a very important race day for us. We're eighty points out of the lead, so we just can't keep playing even for the rest of the season - we have to keep making up ground. The good news is that we have three great Summit Pontiacs this weekend, and we think we can make them a lot better. We've been heading in the right direction, improving with every run. I can't wait until tomorrow -- bring it on!"