Line is Fourth on Friday in Denver
Event: 33rd annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals
Location: Bandimere Speedway, Morrison, Colorado
Day/Date: Friday, July 20, 2012
Jason Line and the Summit Racing team took to the track at Bandimere Speedway on Friday for the first time in a year, making their first qualifying attempts at the Mile-High NHRA Nationals in Morrison, Colo. Despite not having tested prior to the event, the KB Racing crew acquitted themselves quite well in the thin air and high heat, making two solid runs. After opening with a 7.027 second, 196.10 mph effort, Line came back in the evening session and took advantage of the cooler conditions to power his Camaro through the quarter-mile in 6.988-seconds with a top speed of 196.93 mph, slotting himself fourth with two attempts remaining on Saturday.
“The conditions here at Bandimere are such that if you don’t test beforehand, your qualifying runs double as testing attempts, which can put you a little behind,” said Line. “Although the times we posted were fairly competitive, there was certainly room for improvement in each one. The good news is that we have a couple more whacks at it tomorrow to try and get our Summit Racing Camaro better for race day, so tonight we’re going to study the notes from both Greg’s (teammate Anderson) and my car’s runs today and hopefully come up with a strategy that will put us in a position to win on Sunday.”