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No. 1 Qualifier Anderson's Chevrolet Flawless in NHRA Finals Qualifying
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No. 1 Qualifier Anderson’s HendrickCars.com Chevrolet Flawless in NHRA Finals Qualifying

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greg andersonPOMONA, Calif. (November 14, 2021) – Greg Anderson and his HendrickCars.com Chevrolet Camaro have been a nearly unstoppable duo throughout the entire 2021 season of NHRA’s Camping World Drag Racing Series, and as the championship battle shifts into high gear this weekend, the most winning driver in the history of Pro Stock has set the table to earn the fifth championship of his career.

Starting from the No. 1 position for the 12th time this season and 118th time in his well-decorated career, Anderson is on the same side of the ladder as the driver challenging him for the series title. He and Erica Enders could meet in the semifinals if they both win their first- and second-round matches. Anderson gained enough bonus qualifying points at this weekend’s Auto Club NHRA Finals that Enders would have to go two rounds further than him on Sunday in order to take the season trophy from his grasp.

Greg Anderson

Greg Anderson

“My HendrickCars.com Chevrolet Camaro is as happy as can be,” said Anderson, who made three flawless runs in qualifying at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona to claim max-points and stretch the points lead he’s had since the season-opener. “I’ve got all the confidence in the world that my car is going to be great tomorrow, and that’s good – you have to have that confidence rolling into raceday when there’s so much on the line.

“This is just a continuation of what my team has done for me all year long. The KB Racing guys have given me the best racecar in the class every race. It would be a crying shame to squander the opportunity and not get it done tomorrow.”

Anderson’s best run of the weekend came on Saturday morning at the NHRA Finals, when he sailed with gentle ferocity down the quarter-mile to a 6.558-second pass at 209.85 mph. With points and a half on the line, Anderson earned four marks in each of the three sessions as the quickest car every time. He had top speed in two of the three sessions and enters Sunday with top speed of the meet thanks to a power-revealing 210.21 that flashed on the scoreboard in the first session.

He will have a first-round meeting with Mike Callahan, who will be making his first raceday start.

“There are no guarantees,” said Anderson. “Anybody can still beat anybody, but I’ve got the best horse that’s going to line up tomorrow. Hopefully, I can ride it to the championship. No matter what, it’s been a special year. To cap it off – I can’t even explain what it would mean to me. It would mean more than any of the other championships or seasons. So, I’m going to cross every finger and every toe and hope the good Lord shines on me. If I can make quality runs and drive like a champion, I can find my way to the championship.”

Eliminations for the Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona are scheduled to begin at the early time of 10:00 a.m. PT Sunday. Watch FS1 on Sunday for #NHRAonFOX coverage; final qualifying will air at 2pm ET with eliminations shown at 4pm.

Greg Anderson’s Qualifying Results:
Q1: 6.566-second at 210.21 mph (+4 bonus point as quickest of the round)
Q2: 6.558, 209.85 (+4)
Q3: 6.561, 208.30 (+4)

KB Racing in qualifying:
No. 1 Greg Anderson, 6.658-second 209.85 mph (+12)
No. 2 Kyle Koretsky, 6.571, 208.49 (+9)
No. 3 Dallas Glenn, 6.580, 209.33 (+6)
No. 4 Matt Hartford, 6.587, 20207.40 (+2)
No. 8 Deric Kramer, 6.601, 208.65

KB Racing round one match-ups:
Greg Anderson vs. Mike Callahan
Kyle Koretsky vs. Troy Coughlin Jr.
Dallas Glenn vs. Alan Prusiensky
Matt Hartford vs. Bo Butner
Deric Kramer vs. Kenny Delconhra camping world topNHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series Pro Stock Standings
(after qualifying at the NHRA Finals)

1. Greg Anderson, 2,632
2. Erica Enders, 2,585
3. Dallas Glenn, 2,515
4. Kyle Koretsky, 2,442
5. Troy Coughlin Jr., 2,393
6. Aaron Stanfield, 2,385
7. Chris McGaha, 2,361
8. Mason McGaha, 2,348
9. Matt Hartford, 2,323
10. Deric Kramer, 2,281
11. Kenny Delco, 2,248
Greg Anderson on social media: 
Facebook: facebook.com/GregAndersonPS/
Instagram: @gregandersonprostock
Twitter: @GregAnderson_PS

171 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 via Don Schumacher Racing, Driver photo: NHRA

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