Pro Stock driver Greg Anderson is eager to jump back in his Chevrolet Camaro this weekend for the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationalsin Norwalk, OH for several reasons. Anderson relishes each opportunity to race in front of his sponsors at their title event, and this will be the third time this season he has had the honor to do so. The special event is even more exciting for the four-time season champion because he is hot off of a final round appearance last weekend in Chicago and fired up to close the deal with a victory.
There is no finer facility to accomplish the task for a Summit Racing driver–the racetrack in Norwalk bears the name of the high performance mail-order parts leader and is in very close proximity to the company’s headquarters.
“Last weekend was definitely a morale booster, and we’re ready to build off of that,” Anderson said. “The fact that we now get to go to Summit Motorsports Park is just the icing on the cake. This is a race we look forward to all year, and we hope to really give all the Summit Racing brass and employees who come out to support us something to cheer about.
“That race track is the best place for us to perform, it is very rewarding to do well there, and we’ve gone there before and really turned the team around. Right now, Team Summit is really heading in the right direction, and I give a lot of credit to the employees and bosses at Summit Racing for their encouragement. They always make us want to raise the bar, and hopefully we’ll do that for them.”
Anderson, a 74-time national event winner, is heavy in the hunt for his first win of the 2013 season, and the final round finish in Chicago just a handful of days ago was only further indication of the progress that the tireless team has made over the course of the season.
A regular top-half qualifier, Anderson made the daring move to bring out a brand new white Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro in Bristol, and the immediately favorable results included a trip to the semifinals and a journey that fell just one round short of a final-round appearance. Last week, the Mooresville, NC.-based driver made up ground in the series standings with his strong performance and moved up one position to seventh.
“We need to capitalize on what we’ve learned, and we have every capability to do that,” Anderson said. “There really is no better place for this Summit Racing team to excel, and each of us on the KB Racing team is looking forward to getting to Summit Motorsports Park and putting on a great show for our sponsor. They’re our family, really, and we want to make them proud.”