Anderson claims his 107th No. 1 qualifier in Florida

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Summit Racing Equipment Pro Stock driver Greg Anderson beat the field on Saturday at the 52nd annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. Anderson is the No. 1 qualifier at Gainesville Raceway in Gainesville, Florida.

Anderson took the top spot from Erica Enders, who was the provisional leader on Friday. The North Carolina native went 6.525 at 211.36 mph in his KB Racing entry.

Greg Anderson celebrates his No. 1 qualifier at the 52nd annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals (Photo by the NHRA/Twitter)

This is Anderson’s 107th No. 1 qualifier in his career.

“It feels great,” Anderson said. “It’s been a long five months with no racing and that drives us crazy. This is what it’s all about, racing at the Gatornationals, and so far my car has just been flawless. We got the spot we wanted and we’re going to come out tomorrow – on my birthday – and see if we can get a blue (winner’s) Camping World hat.”

Enders is the No. 2 qualifier. The Melling Performance and Elite Motorsports driver went 6.528 at 210.77 mph.

Total Seal sponsored driver Matthew Hartford is the No. 3 qualifier. The Arizona native went 6.532 at 209.62 mph.

Eliminations ladder:

1) Greg Anderson vs. 16) Cristian Cuadra
2) Erica Enders vs. 15) Fernando Cuadra Jr.
3) Matthew Hartford vs. 14) Bob Benza
4) Deric Kramer vs. 13) Val Smeland
5) Kyle Koretsky vs. 12) Dallas Glenn
6) Kenny Delco vs. 11) Mason McGaha
7) Troy Coughlin Jr. vs. 10) Aaron Stanfield
8) Chris McGaha vs. 9) Alex Laughlin

Five drivers were not able to make eliminations. All five missed making the field.

Richie Stevens, Fernando Cuadra Sr., Alan Prusiensky, John Callahan, and John Gaydosh Jr. did not qualify for the event.

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