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Greg Anderson Wins NHRA Pro Stock at Route 66 Speedway
–Joliet, Illinois 7-10-2011
Greg Anderson earned his second victory of the season and 67th of his career, denying Erica Enders her first win in her fourth career final round. Anderson took his first Route 66 Raceway victory with a holeshot victory when he drove his Weld Racing wheel equipped Summit Racing Pontiac GXP to a 6.670 at 207.18 mph to cross the finish line in front of Enders, who had a quicker, but losing, 6.659 at 206.89 mph in her ZaZa Energy Chevy Cobalt.
“My boys saved me all day, and then I got lucky and did something as a driver,” said Anderson, who moved into second place in the series standings, 54 points behind leader Jason Line. “When the track temperature is 135, there is not a lot of traction, and it becomes a crew chief’s race,” Anderson said. “The driver has to find a way to make it happen, too. I don’t know how it worked out, but it did. This was the last track I hadn’t won at, and now I have, so that’s cool at least until we go to someplace new.”