MADISON, Ill. (September 27, 2021) – The Pro Stock points leader maintained his position in the standings as the NHRA tour departed World Wide Technology Raceway just outside of St. Louis, and now Greg Anderson is eager to get to the next event in Dallas with his HendrickCars.com Chevrolet Camaro and pad his lead as the Camping World Drag Racing Series leans into the final turn of the 2021 season.
“We didn’t gain as many points as we could have and should have today,” said Anderson, who exited in the quarterfinals after securing a first-round victory over Fernando Cuadra. “But we kept the lead, and this HendrickCars.com Chevrolet just continues to prove that it is the best out there. The KB Racing team has had some good success in Dallas, and to be honest, we love every track we go to right now because it’s another opportunity to gain ground on our opponents. It’s tough out there, but I have every confidence in my car and my team, and as myself as a driver. To say that I can’t wait to get to this next race is a huge understatement.”
Anderson was the No. 1 qualifier at the St. Louis-area event, marking the 115th time he’s claimed the pole in Pro Stock competition. With his first-round victory, he came within one round of tying Warren Johnson on the round-win list, but he’s already tied the driver known as “The Professor” as the most winning in the category. Anderson and Johnson both have 97 Pro Stock wins.
“You know history is just around the corner, but if we accomplish our goal of winning races, we make history,” said Anderson. “One is not more important than the other right now; we just have to focus on the task at hand.”
Anderson used low elapsed time of raceday, a 6.532-second pass at 209.52 mph, to defeat Cuadra’s 6.611, 207.78 in the opening round, and the Mooresville, North Carolina-based dricer laid down low e.t. of the second round with a 6.564, 210.01, but it just missed the mark when Chris McGaha was a smidge better off the starting line and recorded a 6.569, 209.43 to win.
Although Anderson’s day ended early as a driver, he and the KB Racing team continued to work until late in the afternoon as Rookie of the Year contender Dallas Glenn continued to go rounds for the team. Glenn was .001 at the starting line for a nice jump on Erica Enders, but at the stripe, it was Enders with a win by just .002-second.
“We’re all very proud of Dallas Glenn today – and all year, really,” said Anderson. “He’s absolutely one of the best drivers out there, and to be able to say that in just his first year in this class is really something.”
The KB Racing team will next compete at the NHRA FallNationals at Texas Motorplex near Dallas, Ocrtober 7-10, 2021.NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series Pro Stock Standings
(after NHRA St. Louis)
1. Greg Anderson, 2,394
2. Erica Enders, 2,377
3. Kyle Koretsky, 2,297
4. Dallas Glenn, 2,278
5. Aaron Stanfield, 2,227
6. Troy Coughlin Jr., 2,202
7. Mason McGaha, 2,192
8. Chris McGaha, 2,183
9. Matt Hartford, 2,162
10. Deric Kramer, 2,147
11. Kenny Delco, 2,115
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: Auto Imagery; Driver photo: NHRA