CONCORD, N.C. (September 19, 2021) – With the incredible 97th Pro Stock victory of his career acquired just last week at Maple Grove Raceway, Greg Anderson tied Warren Johnson as the most winning driver ever in the respected Pro Stock category. This week, Anderson is aiming to break the record with his HendrickCars.com Chevrolet Camaro as he takes on the competition at the DEWALT NHRA Carolina Nationals.
The four-time NHRA Pro Stock champion and incoming points leader will begin his charge from the No. 3 spot and with a first-round meeting with Fernando Cuadra.
“Last week was just a dream, it was so great and so much fun,” said Anderson, reflecting on winning the first race in NHRA’s Countdown to the Championship. “You can see looking at qualifying that, as usual, there are plenty of good cars out there that can win this race, so we’ll have to be on our game tomorrow. But it would be really neat to win this race for Rick Hendrick and HendrickCars.com right here in their backyard. I would absolutely love to get that done.”
Anderson, a three-time winner in Charlotte, calls nearby Mooresville home. The KB Racing shop, owned by Las Vegas businessman Ken Black, is located there, and Anderson’s primary sponsor, HendrickCars.com and Hendrick Automotive Group, is headquartered in Charlotte.
In qualifying, Anderson put some large numbers up on the scoreboard. His 6.580-second at 208.39 mph pass in the Friday night session was third-quickest of the round and set a good foundation for the weekend.
The final two qualifying rounds took place on Saturday in decidedly different conditions, and Anderson’s KB Racing team was up to the task; they tuned the HendrickCars.com Chevrolet Camaro to low of the round in both qualifiers with a 6.602, 208.07 followed by a 6.584, 209.14.
The KB Racing team has claimed a total of 10 wins in Charlotte so far, including this past spring when Rookie of the Year contender Dallas Glenn won the first race of his career at the Four-Wide Nationals.
Former KB Racing Pro Stock driver Jason Line, who now primarily resides in the engine shop and dyno room for the decorated team, has more wins at zMAX Dragway than any other driver in the class (four); Swedish Pro Stock champion Jimmy Alund won the Four-Wide Nationals for KB Racing while filling in for Anderson, who was recovering from heart surgery in 2014.
In 2019, Deric Kramer rocketed to victory with KB Racing power at the fall race. Kramer is the defending event champion entering the 2021 Carolina Nationals as NHRA did not compete at the venue in 2020.
“We love racing here, it’s home for us, no matter where we started our lives and our careers,” said Anderson. “I don’t know that you have an advantage racing at home, but it’s a powerful motivator to have your team owners, sponsors, friends, and family cheering you on. You want to win every race you go to, but there is always something special about racing here.”
Eliminations for the DEWALT NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway are scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. ET on Sunday. Watch qualifying on FS1 Sunday at 10am ET. Eliminations will be televised on your local FOX broadcast network from 2-4pm ET or 4:30-6:30pm ET (check local listings).
Greg Anderson’s Qualifying Results:
Q1: 6.580-second at 208.39 mph (+1 bonus point as third quickest of the round)
Q2: 6.602, 208.07 (+3)
Q3: 6.584, 208.14 (+3)
KB Racing in qualifying:
No. 3 Greg Anderson, 6.580-second at 208.39 mph (+7)
No. 4 Kyle Koretsky, 6.595, 208.65 (+4)
No. 5 Dallas Glenn, 6.597, 208.68 (+1)
No. 8 Deric Kramer, 6.606, 208.17
No. 9 Matt Hartford, 6.613, 207.59
KB Racing round one match-ups:
Greg Anderson vs. Fernando Cuadra
Kyle Koretsky vs. Cristian Cuadra
Deric Kramer vs Matt Hartford
Dallas Glenn vs. Kenny DelcoNHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series Pro Stock Standings
(after qualifying at NHRA Charlotte)
1. Greg Anderson, 2,267
2. Erica Enders, 2,222
3. Aaron Stanfield, 2,170
4. Dallas Glenn, 2,160
5. Kyle Koretsky, 2,156
6. Troy Coughlin Jr., 2,149
7. Matt Hartford, 2,130
8. Chris McGaha, 2,110
9. Mason McGaha, 2,100
10. Deric Kramer, 2,095
11. Kenny Delco, 2,084
168 Pro Stock wins and eight NHRA Pro Stock Championships
KB Racing includes NHRA Pro Stock drivers Greg Anderson, a four-time world champion who campaigns the HendrickCars.com Chevrolet Camaro; Kyle Koretsky; Deric Kramer; Matt Hartford; and Dallas Glenn. All of the KB Racing engines are built in Ken Black’s race shop in Mooresville, N.C.
Photo Credit: Auto Imgery; Driver Photo: NHRA