Second on Friday in Dallas, Line Believes Work Remains to Be Done
Event: 27th annual AAA Texas Fall NHRA Nationals
Location: Texas Motorplex, Ennis, Texas
Day/Date: Friday, September 21, 2012
Coming off his tremendous victory in the first race of the Countdown to the Championship, Summit Racing’s Jason Line came into the first day of qualifying for the AAA Fall NHRA Nationals in Ennis, Tx. looking to continue his forward progress in this year’s title chase. After opening with the eighth-quickest time, the two-time champion returned to form in his second attempt, covering the quarter-mile in 6.586-seconds with a top speed of 210.54 mph good enough for second with two attempts remaining. Although pleased with his initial attempt, he admitted that both he and his team still had work to be done.
“Although our second run was certainly better than our first, we’re not where we need to be,” said Line. “But honestly, it could be a lot worse, we ended up second and scored a couple little points so all in all, it’s still good, and we have a solid baseline.
“Tomorrow morning’s session should be the best of the weekend, if so, we’d certainly like to take advantage and see if we can sneak in and score the pole. Still, we will spend the day doing what we can to make this Summit Racing Camaro even better. Even so, if we can make a bad run and still end up second, it’s not all bad. We know the areas we need to work on, and we’ll try to address then during one of our two remaining qualifying attempts. Still, it’s not a bad start.”