Greg Anderson claims 105th career Pro Stock No. 1 qualifier

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher 

Summit Racing Equipment Pro Stock driver Greg Anderson has picked up his 105th career No. 1 qualifier. The Mooresville, North Carolina is the No. 1 qualifier at the historic Denso Spark Plugs U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis in Brownsburg, Indiana.

This is Anderson’s first No. 1 qualifier of the season. His time from Friday was able to hold up, as he went 6.549 at 209.52 mph.

Summit Racing Equipment Pro Stock driver Greg Anderson racing on Saturday at the Denso Spark Plugs U.S. Nationals
Greg Anderson racing on Saturday at the Denso Spark Plugs U.S. Nationals (Photo by the NHRA)

“Raceday success is huge for me and I need to make some serious hay tomorrow at Indy,” Anderson said. “I’ve dug myself a bit of a hole. I’ve said it before, I love coming to Indy and racing the U.S. Nationals. Everybody brings their best and it brings out the best in everyone. I’ve had a lot of success here and had a lot of great memories. My car was great in qualifying and I’m hoping for a big, big day tomorrow.”

Harlow Sammons Pro Stock driver Chris McGaha is the No. 2 qualifier. The Odessa, Texas native went 6.553 at 208.52 mph.

American Ethanol Pro Stock driver Deric Kramer is the No. 3 qualifier. The Sterling, Colorado native went 6.570 at 209.82 mph.

Pro Stock ladder:

– Greg Anderson vs. Val Smeland

– Chris McGaha vs. Mason McGaha (Father vs. Son)

– Deric Kramer vs. Alan Prusiensky

– Matt Hartford vs. Fernando Cuadra

– Bo Butner vs. Alex Laughlin

– Erica Enders vs. Kenny Delco

– Kyle Koretsky vs. Jeg Coughlin Jr.

– Aaron Stanfield vs. Jason Line

Several Pro Stock drivers were not able to qualify for the biggest race of the season. This includes Bob Benza, Troy Coughlin Jr., Richie Stevens, Steve Graham, Cristian Cuadra, and Robert River.

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