Line’s Camaro Debut Finds Him Fifth on Friday in Bristol
Event: 15th annual Ford NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals
Location: Bristol Dragway, Bristol, Tennessee
Day/Date: Friday, June 15, 2012
Jason Line’s Summit Racing Camaro made its competitive debut on Friday, taking to the track for the first day of qualifying for the Ford NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals in Bristol, Tennessee. Despite only having made eight runs in testing prior to today’s action, the reigning Pro Stock champion made two competitive runs, with his 6.678-second, 206.04 mph best in the evening session placing him in the provisional fifth position.
However, with two attempts remaining on Saturday, Line set his sights on moving his Chevrolet higher in the starting order for Sunday’s final eliminations at Bristol Dragway.
“We are obviously early in the learning process with our Summit Racing Camaro,” said Line. “For example, I am still getting comfortable in the car. After only ten runs, it clearly isn’t at the level of our old car, but I don’t know anyone else who could have done a better job than our guys getting it to this point so quickly.
“We made a couple decent runs today, but certainly left a little out there on each one. Tomorrow, we’ll take what we learned, not only about our car, but this Bristol Dragway track and see if we can move ourselves further up the ladder for Sunday. All in all, we had a good first day here in Thunder Valley.”