Surprisingly it's not Bob Glidden. Unsurprisingly it's Warren Johnson, but let's talk instead about Greg Anderson.
When Anderson set low elapsed time at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, he moved into second place all-time in Pro Stock class history with his 101st low e.t. honors, according to NHRA statistician Bob Frey.
En route to winning the season-opening Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, Anderson had become just the third Pro Stock driver to set low e.t.100 times, following on the heels of all-time Pro Stock-wins leader Warren Johnson, who also holds the low e.t. mark at 140, and the late, great Bob Glidden, the first to reach 100. Anderson also is within two victories of tying W.J.'s class-leading mark of 97 Pro Stock wins.
Anderson also became just the fourth Pro driver in NHRA history to reach 100 low e.t.s, with everyone in line behind 16-time Funny Car champ John Force, who has achieved the accomplishment 159 times.
What about the other pro classes? Glad you asked.
Behind that foursome is six-time Top Fuel champ Tony Schumacher with 94 low e.t. efforts, far and away ahead of fellow former Top Fuel champ Joe Amato, who still sits second with 60.
After Force, teammate Robert Hight has the next-most low e.t.s in Funny Car with 74 followed by Cruz Pedregon with 62.
Jason Line is fourth in Pro Stock behind Johnson, Anderson, and Glidden with 72, and Mike Edwards is next with 53 but both are not active. The next best for an active Pro Stock driver is Erica Enders with 26.
In Pro Stock Motorcycle, Andrew Hines leads with 56 low e.t.s followed by teammate Eddie Krawiec with 48. The late Dave Schultz recorded 44 low e.t.s, one more than Hines and Krawiec’s other teammate, Angelle Sampey, who has 43.
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