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Anderson Sweeps St. Louis Qualifying, Gathers Max Bonus Points with 115th Pole of His Career

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greg anderson 25MADISON, Ill. (September 26, 2021) – Greg Anderson utilized qualifying at the NHRA Midwest Nationals to continue to show that his HendrickCars.com Chevrolet Camaro is best in class. The 97-time NHRA Pro Stock winner and four-time world champion had an absolute beast of a racecar as he plowed through qualifying at World Wide Technology Raceway. Anderson claimed the 115th No. 1 qualifier award of his career, ninth of the season, and fifth at the racetrack situated so picturesquely beneath the St. Louis arch.

“She was on a rail out there,” said Anderson, referring to his sleek and very quick HendrickCars.com Chevrolet Camaro. “The first two runs were good, but they didn’t feel perfect. That last one felt just about perfect.”

Anderson had the quickest car through each of the three rounds of qualifying. In the first session on Friday evening, he clocked a 6.536-second pass at 209.65 mph, then Anderson improved in each of Saturday’s two passes.

He clocked a clean 6.536 at a faster 209.95 in the early afternoon round, then came back in the later session to lock into the top spot on a mind-blowing 6.519, 209.10 that was two-hundredths quicker than the No. 2 man – KB Racing teammate Kyle Koretsky – and No. 3 spot-holder Dallas Glenn, who also runs his Chevrolet Camaro out of the KB Racing stable and matched Koretsky’s time.

Second-year Pro Stock racer Koretsky is hot off his first win last weekend in Charlotte, and Glenn, who is a top contender in the Rookie of the Year battle, has two victories in three final rounds in this, his first year of prestigious NHRA Pro Stock competition.

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“I’m proud of the racers they’ve become, the way they pay attention, and the way they watch what’s going on,” said Anderson. “They bend and they flex, they never get out of the game, and they bounce back in a hurry. It’s impressive to watch, but it’s tough going up against these guys. They’ve pushed me to be better, and I have no choice. They don’t fear anything, so you have to find a way to be better or go home.”

Anderson will launch into eliminations with a first-round meeting with Fernando Cuadra, and he’ll be aiming to protect the points lead that he’s held onto all season long as the final weeks of the season come into view.

He’ll also be looking to make history. Anderson tied Warren Johnson as the most winning Pro Stock driver in the category with his victory in Reading just a few weeks ago, and with one more win, he’ll hold the record alone. Should he win three rounds on Sunday in St. Louis, he will pass Johnson on the all-time round win list. John Force leads with 1,381 round wins, Johnson is second with 874, and Anderson is currently third with 872 heading into Sunday at World Wide Technology Raceway.

“It feels great to be No. 1 here, but it’s such a slim edge,” he said. “Anyone can win. You have to be perfect every time you go out there tomorrow: on the tree, on the clutch, and with the engine. On top of that, the good Lord has to be watching over you, and you have to have some luck. We’ve had a good weekend so far, we picked up all the bonus points we could get, but tomorrow is the day to see if we can make a little history. We need some more of those big points.”

Eliminations for the NHRA Midwest Nationals at World Wide Technology Raceway are scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. CT on Sunday. Watch qualifying on FS1 Sunday at 1pm ET. Eliminations will air on FS1 from 2-5pm ET.

Greg Anderson’s Qualifying Results:
Q1: 6.536-second at 209.65 mph (+3 bonus point as quickest of the round)
Q2: 6.536, 209.95 (+3)
Q3: 6.519, 209.10 (+3)

KB Racing in qualifying:
No. 1 Greg Anderson, 6.519-second at 209.10 mph (+9)
No. 2 Kyle Koretsky, 6.537, 209.30 (+4)
No. 3 Dallas Glenn, 6.537, 208.91 (+2)
No. 6 Rodger Brogdon, 6.545, 209.33
No. 10 Deric Kramer, 6.561, 209.39
No. 11 Matt Hartford, 6.566, 210.18

KB Racing round one match-ups:
Greg Anderson vs. Fernando Cuadra
Kyle Koretsky vs. Marty Robertson
Deric Kramer vs Chris McGaha
Dallas Glenn vs. Cristian Cuadra
Matt Hartford vs. Rodger Brogdonnhra camping world topNHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series Pro Stock Standings
(after qualifying at NHRA St. Louis)

1. Greg Anderson, 2,374
2. Erica Enders, 2,297
3. Kyle Koretsky, 2,277
4. Dallas Glenn, 2,218
5. Aaron Stanfield, 2,207
6. Troy Coughlin Jr., 2,202
7. Matt Hartford, 2,162
8. Mason McGaha, 2,152
9. Deric Kramer, 2,147
10. Chris McGaha, 2,143
11. Kenny Delco, 2,115

Greg Anderson on social media: 
Facebook: facebook.com/GregAndersonPS/
Instagram: @gregandersonprostock
Twitter: @GregAnderson_PS

169 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: KB Racing

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