Duluth native Greg Anderson to headline NHRA Nationals in Brainerd

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Hot rods are rolling into Minnesota this weekend for the Lucas Oil National Hot Rod Association Nationals (NHRA) at the Brainerd International Raceway (BIR).

This year Pro Stock is back for the first time since 2019 which means the return of Duluth native, 5-time NHRA Pro Stock champion, Greg Anderson.

“It’s my home track, I grew up there. I had 25 years in Duluth before I went to the south where I could race 12 months out of the year instead of two. So it’s dear to my heart, it’s where it all started for me. I spent a lot of time there with my father, my father is the one that got me started in racing,” Anderson shared.

He is currently sitting at 101 career wins and is looking to pick up his 102nd, and first of this season, at BIR. Anderson’s Pro Stock car is quite the beast to battle.

“It pretty much looks like your street Chevy Camaro but it’s got a specially built drag race performance 500 cubic inch engine in it, and these engines have to burn gasoline only. It will go from 0 to 60 in about 8/10th of a second and it will go the quarter mile in 6.5 seconds at over 200 miles an hour.”

The NHRA Nationals run Thursday, August 17 through Sunday, August 20. For the full event schedule, Click Here.