Anderson defeats teammate in Bandimere final
By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Summit Racing Equipment was bound to get their first win of the season in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. They had both Summit Racing Equipment Pro Stock cars in the final round of the Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway in Morrison, Colorado on Sunday.
Greg Anderson defeated his teammate Jason Line on the mountain. This is Anderson’s third career win on the mountain.
Anderson went 6.943 at 196.53 mph to get the win. Line went 6.947 at 196.14 mph.
“We have had a heck of a battle this year, we have had great running cars but we have made mistakes on Sunday and haven’t been able to close the deal,” said Anderson. “The class is so tough right now, it is so hard to win. The bottom line is we haven’t put forth our best effort on Sunday, we haven’t lost giving it our best shot and today we did.”
With the win, Anderson picked up his 91st career win. He’s closing in on “The Professor” Warren Johnson’s all-time Pro Stock wins record at 97.
Anderson is the only active driver, who could potentially break Johnson’s record. Jeg Coughlin Jr. — who picked up back-to-back wins this season — has 79 wins.
Prior to the final round, Anderson held a 43-34 advantage over Line. In addition, Anderson held a 20-16 final round record against his teammate.
Anderson was able to get the advantage off of the starting line. Then, down the rest of the track, he never trailed to Line.
Anderson won by 0.0214 seconds. That’s approximately six feet.