Pomona, California 2-12-2012
In Pro Stock, Anderson raced to his 71st career victory and fifth at the Winternationals by powering his Summit Racing Equipment Pontiac to a 6.549 at 210.87 to hold off Jeg Coughlin Jr.’s JEGS.com/Mopar Dodge Avenger, which trailed with a 6.586 at 209.62.
Anderson raced past Larry Morgan, Allen Johnson, and teammate and defending world champ Jason Line to advance to the final.
“I wasn’t the quickest driver out here today, but I was very consistent,” Anderson said. “We managed to stop the big yellow Mopar [of Coughlin in the final]. He sure came out swinging. You’re always aware of how good Jeg is driving. I’ve never been very good at tuning that kind of stuff out, but it worked today. The crew made great decisions, and here we are back in the winner’s circle again.”