Line’s Solid Start Slots Him Second on Friday in Joliet
Event: 15th annual NHRA Route 66 Nationals
Location: Route 66 Raceway, Joliet, Illinois
Day/Date: Friday, June 29, 2012
In only his second race with his new Summit Racing Camaro, reigning Pro Stock champion Jason Line returned to the impressive qualifying performance he has shown for most of the 2012, earning the provisional second starting spot during the opening day of qualifying for the NHRA Route 66 Nationals in Joliet, Illinois. In each of the two sessions at Route 66 Raceway, Line posted the second quickest time among the 23 cars attempting to qualify, with his 6.629-second, 207.34 mph pass in the afternoon remaining his run of record.
However, with two attempts remaining on Saturday, the three-time Route 66 winner looked to extract even more performance from his ride, with his sights firmly set on the No. 1 position.
“We had a good day today, with the team doing a great job,” said Line. “This Summit Racing Camaro is going to be really good once we get a few things that are totally unrelated to this race car straightened out. Fortunately, I think we learned a few things tonight, so tomorrow we’ll see if we can show what this Camaro can really do. It’s all good.”