“Today I had the best hot rod on the grounds, by far”, said Greg Anderson of his Weld Racing wheel equipped race car,” I’m a lucky man. This is my home track, and I have struggled here, but zMax Dragway is now officially my favorite track. Heck, I didn’t even know where the press room was until this weekend, but now I want to race here 10 times a year. In the final, I made one of the most perfect runs I’ve ever made. It was so smooth. I thought, ‘If I lose this race on a holeshot I’ll never be able to live with myself.’ Apparently I put too much pressure on myself. Sometimes you can press too hard and make mistakes. I had to treat this like another event and it all went smooth”.
Anderson gave an indicator of things to come when he posted a 6.614 in the opening round that was the second-quickest pass of the round behind only Edwards. He followed it up with 6.66 and 6.63 runs to go to his 92nd final, four of which have come this year.