Anderson wins second 2019 Western Swing race

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Summit Racing Equipment Pro Stock driver Greg Anderson won the Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals on Sunday. He defeated Alex Laughlin in the final round at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California.

With this win, Anderson has won two parts of the historic Western Swing. If he’ll win in Seattle next weekend, he’ll sweep the swing.

Pro Stock driver Greg Anderson racing on Sunday at the 2019 Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals
Greg Anderson racing on Sunday at the 2019 Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals (Photo by the NHRA)

This hasn’t been done since Antron Brown in 2009. Anderson is the lone driver in Pro Stock to sweep the Swing, as he previously done it in 2004.

“It’s been a long time since I won two races in a row and it’s more of a mind game than anything, and you’ve got a find a way to get that right,” said Anderson, who has a class-best six victories at Sonoma. “This is going to do a lot for me. Sonoma has always been one of my very favorite tracks on the circuit. I love the tracks where the cars run fast. As two races have shaken out, I’m the only guy standing with a chance to (sweep the Swing), and I’ll go into Seattle with a smile on my face, eager to race and see if the cards can fall the right way again.”

Prior to this final round, Anderson had an 8-2 advantage over Laughlin. However, this was the first-time they have faced off against each other in the final round.

The Bluff Dale, Texas native had the starting line advantage over the Mooresville, North Carolina native. However, the veteran — who also drifted out of the groove — was able to get the win.

This is Anderson’s 93 career win. This is also his second win on the season.

With his 93 wins, Anderson is now four wins from tying “The Professor” Warren Johnson for the all-time Pro Stock wins record.

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