Improving on Every Run, Line Qualifies Fourth in Sonoma
Event: 25th annual NHRA Sonoma Nationals
Location: Sonoma Raceway, Sonoma, California
Day/Date: Saturday, July 28, 2012
During the first day of qualifying at the NHRA Sonoma Nationals in Sonoma, Calif. Summit Racing Pro Stock driver Jason Line admitted that his team was still learning what his Camaro needed to run. As the Pro Stock field was set on Saturday, it became apparent that the KB Racing crew was making progress, as Line bettered his elapsed time on every attempt, closing with the second-quickest pass of the final session, a 6.533-second, 211.69 mph in the heat of the afternoon to claim the fourth starting position for Sunday’s final eliminations at Sonoma Raceway.
“This Summit Racing crew did a great job, getting this Camaro to go quicker every round,” said Line. “I think we’re making progress, but it takes time with these cars. Just like people, they all have their own personalities, and even though they don’t speak, they tell you what they need, and it’s up to us to listen.
“These cars have already been refined by some very smart people, so any gains you are going to make are very small, making this a game of precision both in the tuning and the driving. Based on our qualifying performance, I feel good about tomorrow, and think we have as good a shot as anyone to take home the Wally. It all comes down to execution, and it’s up to us to do a better job than our competitors.”