Anderson qualifies No. 4 at HPT TOPEKA, Kan. (May 27, 2006) -- After the cool weather at the last event in Columbus, Ohio, Greg Anderson, driver of the KB Racing-owned, Summit Racing Equipment-backed Pontiac GTO,...
Anderson qualifies No. 4 at HPT
TOPEKA, Kan. (May 27, 2006) -- After the cool weather at the last event in Columbus, Ohio, Greg Anderson, driver of the KB Racing-owned, Summit Racing Equipment-backed Pontiac GTO, fought the hot temperatures at the this weekend's 18th annual NHRA O'Reilly Summer Nationals at HPT -- Heartland Park Topeka.
Running like a bracket car, Anderson, who has earned five No. 1s thus far this year, qualified No. 4, covering the HPT track in 6.820 seconds. The three-time and reigning Pro Stock champion recorded elapsed times of 6.820 seconds, 6.825 seconds, 6.828 seconds, and 6.863 seconds in his four qualifying sessions.
"Eliminations will be just like qualifying," said Anderson. "Everybody is really, really battling the race track. It's all the first 60-foot of this race track, after that you can't complain with what we've got out there. We just have not been able to make that nice smooth run out of low gear. We're all in the same boat. We're all trying to figure it out. We need to be the first to get there.
"We'll continue searching and try to get the car smoothed out in those first 60-feet. If we do, then we can make really smooth runs. We can make good runs, run fast and hopefully win the race."
The Minnesota-native, North Carolina-transplant now turns his attention to tomorrow's eliminations when he squares off against Mike Edwards in the opening round. Edwards qualified in the 13th position with a pass of 6.848 seconds.
Anderson, behind the wheel of the KB Racing LLC/Summit Racing Equipment Pro Stock Pontiac GTO, begins his quest for the O'Reilly Summer Nationals Pro Stock title tomorrow, May 28, with eliminations for all classes beginning at 11 a.m. All times are local Topeka time (CT) and subject to change at anytime.