“I was absolutely shocked that the win light came on. There’s been so many races in a row where it simply wouldn’t come on,” said Anderson. “You think you have everything going well and the light just doesn’t come on in the final round. What a great, great feeling. There’s nothing better than when that win light comes on. It was a huge day to finally tie Warren. I learned so much from him and it’s kind of a cool story. Now I get a chance to try and beat him, and we’re going to Charlotte with a chance to break that record."
“It’s great to start the playoffs with a win. There’s a lot of great cars in the class, but I think we know deep down that Erica is going to be the one you’re going to have to beat if you want to win a championship,” Anderson said. “To lock horns with her in the final round, she doesn’t make mistakes. We just finally did a little bit better job and we’ll take it. I’m so proud of this team and I’m having a blast. I’m 60 years old and I’m having more fun than I’ve ever had in a race car.”
RPM Round By Round:
Round 1 - Facing John Gaydosh for the first time, this was an easy win for Anderson as Gaydosh's chute deployed prior to launching. Anderson still ran a 6.555 at 208.55 MPH.
Round 2 - Anderson faced Matt Hartford and this was a fantastic battle from start to finish. Hartford had a slight reaction time advantage but at the finish, it was Anderson crossing the line first with a run of 6.585 at 207.85 MPH.
Round 3 - The semi's matched Anderson up against Troy Coughlin Jr. In the closest race of the day, Coughlin Jr. ran a 6.613 to Anderson's 6.614 as they crossed a line for a photo finish. With an advantage of only 1/1000 Anderson moved on to the final.
Round 4 - The finals showcased what the Countdown may eventually come down to. Erica Enders is running strong and these two always put on a good show for the fans. Anderson had the quicker reaction time and used that to make it to the finish first, besting enders with a run of 6.578 at 208.30 MPH.
Pro Stock Points:
1 Greg Anderson 2224
2 Erica Enders 2183 -41
3 Aaron Stanfield 2129 -95
4 Dallas Glenn 2125 -99
5 Kyle Koretsky 2117 -107
6 Troy Coughlin Jr. 2114 -110
7 Matt Hartford 2098 -126
8 Chris McGaha 2078 -146
9 Mason McGaha 2067 -157
10 Deric Kramer 2062 -162
11 Kenny Delco 2052 -172
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