Fourth on Friday, Line Is Hoping for Good Weather and Good Runs in Indy
Event: 58th annual Mac Tools NHRA U.S. Nationals
Location: Lucas Oil Raceway, Clermont, Ind.
Day/Date: Friday, August 31, 2012
Summit Racing Pro Stock Camaro racer Jason Line got his qualifying effort for the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals off to a good start on Friday, posting a 6.646-second elapsed time and 208.52 mph top speed during his single attempt to claim the fourth position with four attempts remaining at Lucas Oil Raceway. This performance was a particular significance, as Hurricane Isaac is forecast to arrive in the Indianapolis area on Saturday, potentially washing out any remaining qualifying sessions.
However, Line preferred to focus on the positive, noting that the team seemed to be making progress with getting a handle on their new race car, hoping the storm would skirt the track and allow them to continue the fine-tuning process over the next few days.
“There’s definitely something left in our Summit Racing Camaro, and if the weather cooperates, I believe we could move up over the next two days,” said Line. “These are not the type of conditions we normally excel in, so I’d have to say we’re fairly happy with today’s results. It seems like we’re headed in the right direction, and at the very least, we’ve given ourselves a good place to start. Now it’s all up to Mother Nature, and hopefully she’ll smile on us.”