Anderson after third win at Raceway Park
Englishtown, prerace: KB Racing has dominated the first nine races thus far in the 2007 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Either Greg Anderson or teammate Jason Line has had a Summit Racing Equipment Pro Stock Pontiac GTO in the final round at eight of the nine events. Anderson has gone to five final rounds, winning all five; while Line has advanced to three final rounds, winning one. Thatís six wins in nine races, with two runner-ups.
A three-time POWERade champ, Anderson had a rare falter at the last race and hopes to return his Summit Racing Pontiac to the winnerís circle at the 38th annual NHRA ProCare Rx SuperNationals. Anderson will be after his third win on the Old Bridge Township Raceway Park quarter-mile. Anderson won here in 2002 (over Jeg Coughlin) and 2003 (over Darrell Alderman). In fact, KB Racing has had a driver in the winnerís circle for the last five consecutive years as Andersonís teammate put his KB Racing LLC Summit Racing Equipment Pro Stock Pontiac GTO in the winnerís circle in 2004 (over Kurt Johnson), 2005 (over Warren Johnson), and 2006 (over Dave Connolly), becoming the only Pro Stock driver to win three consecutive races at Raceway Park.
Additionally, Anderson has earned the No. 1 qualifying position at Raceway Park twice (2003 and í04). For the season the 46-year-old driver, who was born in Duluth, Minn., and now lives in the Charlotte, N.C. area, has collected five top spots, including the last four races in a row.
ďWeíll be in good shape for Englishtown,Ē said Anderson. ďI like the track at Englishtown, but somehow Jason has had the car to beat the last three races there. Iíve put my Summit Pontiac in the winnerís circle a couple of times there but not for a few years, so itís my turn to have some fun this year. After the little hiccup last race I canít wait to get back to action.Ē
After nine events, Anderson leads the POWERade Pro Stock standings with 836 points, which also puts him in the lead for the first segment of the Countdown to the Championship. Line is fourth with 593 points, 243 behind his teammate. Sandwiched in between Anderson and Line is Jeg Coughlin in second with 657 points (-179) and Coughlinís teammate Dave Connolly, with 607 points (-229), in third. Rounding out the top five is Allen Johnson in fifth with 454 points, 382 off the lead.
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