Line Claims Provisional Pole on Friday in Englishtown
Event: 43rd annual NHRA SuperNationals
Location: Old Bridge Township Raceway Park, Englishtown, New Jersey
Day/Date: Friday, June 1, 2012
While teammate Greg Anderson took to the track in his new Summit Racing Camaro on Friday at NHRA Supernationals in Englishtown, N.J., with his new mount not quite ready, Jason Line continued to campaign the Pontiac which had carried him to the 2011 Full Throttle Championship. Not unexpectedly, therefore, he proved to be the class of the field at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park, posting the quickest elapsed time and fastest top speed in each of the two qualifying sessions, with his 6.518-second, 212.09 mph best placing him atop the field with two final attempts remaining on Saturday.
Although naturally pleased with his showing, Line believed further improvement was certainly possible, while also looking forward to joining his teammate (who occupies the provisional ninth position) in the Bow Tie Brigade.
“I certainly like my current car, but I’m looking forward to getting out of it and into my new Summit Racing Camaro,” said Line. “Greg’s may not have had the debut we were hoping for today, but we’ll get it straightened out. As for my performance today, we’re off to a great start. I’m not sure that time will hold for the pole, because if the weather holds, I think tomorrow’s morning session could be even faster.
“Even so, it was still a good run and my guys have done a tremendous job. There was quite a bit of water in the air today, which slowed the entire Pro Stock field down by a couple hundredths, but I felt like we should have gone faster, so there’s something we could be missing. The good news is that we have two more chances to figure it out tomorrow and make this car even better.”
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