It came a bit later than expected, but Greg Anderson is finally on the scoreboard after his first round win of the 2019 season. Anderson wheeled his Summit Camaro to a victory over Alan Prusiensky’s Dodge, a win that surely helped take the sting out of early losses in Pomona and Phoenix. Anderson’s 6.504 was the quickest pass of the round. More importantly, it was his 800th career round win, all of them in the tough Pro Stock class.
A few jaws hit the pavement when Kenny Delco scored a holeshot win over five-time champ and Phoenix winner Jeg Coughlin Jr. Delco made one of the best runs of his career with a 6.533 to knock out Coughlin’s 6.516. There was a similar reaction when Shane Tucker knocked out Matt Hartford, also via a holeshot.
Chris McGaha defeated Erica Enders after the two-time world champ shut off early. Both racers shook the tires but McGaha was able to recover quicker to win with a 6.566 while Enders shut off after her Melling Camaro drifted close to the wall.
Second-round matchups (lane choice first): Kenny Delco vs. Shane Tucker; Greg Anderson vs. Alex Laughlin; Rodger Brogdon vs. Chris McGaha; Deric Kramer vs. Bo Butner.