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Nov. 16, 2015
Duluth News Tribune

Drag racing: Anderson ousted in NHRA semifinals

Despite earning the No. 1 seed in qualifying, Duluthian Greg Anderson’s National Hot Rod Association Pro Stock season came to an end Sunday night with a semifinal loss at Pomona, Calif.

Anderson, whose late-season difficulties revolved around slow starts off the line, was red-lighted for leaving .001 too early in his race against Chevy Camaro teammate Vincent Nobile. Allen Johnson went on to beat Nobile in the final.

“I honestly have no earthly idea why it came up red,” Anderson said in a news release. “I didn’t do anything different. It is a fine edge. You are trying as hard as you can every time, and that is exactly what I do. In the previous round I got a better light than I’ve gotten in several races; I’m not sure why. That one was even better yet. Something is different today and I don’t know what it is. It is a better day for reaction. I was one thousandth too quick. I didn’t make a mistake; I tried as hard I could.”

Anderson finished second in the final Pro Stock standings behind champion Erica Enders.

“It was a good year … way better than the last two or three years,” he said. “I know I can still do it. It’s not time to hang up my cleats. I can still cut a light; I can still do it. I know we can make the race cars run fast. We think next season is going to be great for KB Racing, we really do.”

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