Drag Racing: Duluth native Greg Anderson proves who’s boss in Atlanta
Greg Anderson, a Duluth native, was not arrested Sunday in Atlanta as the four-time Pro Stock champion led to victory in the Lucas Oil NHRA’s 40th and final Southern National Championship.
Anderson, the Pro Stock points leader, beat Vincent Nobile in the final round in his Chevrolet Camaro, with an elapsed time of 6.568 seconds at 209.04 mph at the Nobile race of 6.598-208.78. It was good for Anderson’s second win this year and the 96th of his career, which saw him not match Iron Range native Warren Johnson for most of Pro Stock history. . It was also Anderson’s fifth victory at the Atlanta Dragway, tying him to Johnson and giving Anderson a memorable start to the installation.
“It was an absolute dream weekend,” Anderson said in a statement. “My (car) was absolutely spotless throughout the weekend. I’ve never had four smoother, more enjoyable races on race day than this one. It was just a great day and a storybook affair. There is a lot of history here and I love to run here. Tying up Warren and going out with five each is awesome. It was a dream, it was wonderful and I want to thank everyone who helped us.
Antron Brown (Top Fuel), Bob Tasca III and Scotty Pollacheck (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were the other winners on Sunday.