May 7, 2012
Anderson edges Line at Southern Nationals
Duluth native Greg Anderson held off teammate
Jason Line to win the Pro Stock final at the NHRA Summit Racing
Equipment Southern Nationals on Sunday at Atlanta Dragway in Commerce,
Anderson used a great reaction time at the start
to earn his 73rd career victory with a quarter-mile pass at 6.649
seconds at 208.26 mph in his Summit Racing Pontiac. The hard-charging
Line, a native of Wright, finished in 6.618 at 209.62 mph. Another
teammate, Ronnie Humphrey, advanced to the semifinals.
“We’re very happy as a team,”
Anderson said in a release. “It’s great to have three
Summit cars in the semis. That doesn’t happen too often with
multicar teams. It just tells you that everybody is rowing the boat
in the same direction and pulling their load. That’s what
I’m the most proud of — assembling this team and instilling
in them that it doesn’t matter which driver wins.”
Steve Torrence (Top Fuel), Ron Capps (Funny Car)
and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were also winners on Sunday.
Summit cars now have reached five Pro Stock finals
this year, with Anderson in first and Line in second in the season
point standings. The team is owned by Ken Black, who continues to
rehab after suffering a debilitating stroke in December 2009.