A Steady Performance Slots Anderson Sixth in Sonoma Greg Anderson and the Summit Racing team completed a solid qualifying effort on Saturday, earning the sixth starting position for Sunday's final eliminations of the Fram Autolite NHRA Nationals...
A Steady Performance Slots Anderson Sixth in Sonoma
Greg Anderson and the Summit Racing team completed a solid qualifying effort on Saturday, earning the sixth starting position for Sunday's final eliminations of the Fram Autolite NHRA Nationals in Sonoma, CA. In each of his four attempts at Infineon Raceway, Anderson's Pontiac was among the quickest of the 19 cars attempting to qualify, with his 6.570-second time from Friday, which came with a a top speed of 209.72 mph, remaining his run of record.
As the elevated temperatures on Saturday prevented any major changes among the top qualifiers, teams used the final two sessions to work on their set-ups for race day, with Anderson logging twin 6.59-second times. Although somewhat satisfied with his race car's consistency, he acknowledged further performance gains might be necessary to challenge for his fourth win in the Napa Valley.
"Our Summit Racing Pontiac worked well today, although we could have been a little better with the tune-up on our engines," said Anderson. "Fortunately, we're not that far off, and we've certainly been in worse shape heading into Sunday. Our cars are making good runs, we just need to find a little extra performance and stop dragging the anchor.
"Infineon Raceway has been a good track for the KB racing team, and we usually like these conditions, so we should be in good shape. We're not 100 per cent where we need to be, but we're close. We have a lot of confidence in our cars and this crew, so I'm optimistic about our chances for tomorrow. We need to pull in the anchor and rip down the track.
-source: kb racing