Line Opens Topeka Qualifying in Third
Event: 24th annual Dollar General NHRA Summernationals
Location: Heartland Park Topeka, Topeka, Kansas
Day/Date: Friday, May 18, 2012
Summit Racing driver Jason Line opened his qualifying effort for the Dollar General NHRA Summernationals in Topeka, Kan. in the same manner he has started every race this season, posting some of the quickest times among the 23 cars making an attempt. On his first run at Heartland Park Topeka, the reigning Pro Stock champion covered the quarter-mile in 6.646-seconds with a top speed of 207.50 mph, best among the “factory hot rods”.
He followed that performance with an equally impressive run in the evening session, improving to a 6.630-second time and 207.11 mph top speed, good enough for third midway through the qualifying procedure, a showing which has Line cautiously optimistic about his chances for the remainder of the weekend.
“My Summit Racing Pontiac made two nice runs today,” said Line. “Naturally, we’re only really pleased when we’re at the top of the page, but it was still a good day, especially considering we’re in Topeka, where I’ve had my share of issues in the past. Even though we have a pretty good tune-up right now, I also believe there is room for improvement, which we’ll work on tomorrow to give us as good a chance as possible for Sunday. Either way, today was a good start, and has me feeling pretty good about the rest of the weekend.”