Anderson claims 96th Wally — and final Atlanta Wally — with win over Nobile

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher Denso and Summit Racing Equipment Pro Stock driver Greg Anderson takes home the final Atlanta Wally. The oldest full-time Pro Stock driver claimed the 40th and final wally at Atlanta Dragway. Anderson defeated Vincent Nobile in the final round of the Lucas Oil NHRA Southern Nationals. This is Anderson’s 96th career win. He went 6.568 at 209.04 mph to claim the Wally. Nobile – who competed in a one-off opportunity with Elite Motorsports – went 6.598 at 208.78 mph in the losing effort. “It was an absolute dream weekend,” Anderson said. “My Denso Chevy, it was absolutely flawless all weekend long. I’ve never made four smoother, nicer runs on race day than this. It’s just been an awesome day and a storybook deal. There’s a lot of history here and I love racing here. To tie Warren [Johnson] and to go out with five each, it’s great. It’s been a dream; it’s been wonderful and I want to thank everyone who has helped us.” Before this final round, Anderson held a 17-15 advantage over Nobile in the previous events. Each driver had a win over the other in the previous two final rounds before Sunday. Nobile had the starting line advantage. However, Anderson was able to make up the difference by the Christmas tree. He then continued to be out front the rest of the race. The North Carolina native went 0.0154 seconds or approx. 5 feet. This is Anderson’s second Wally of the season.

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