Line Starting from the Top Half at zMAX Dragway

Line Starting from the Top Half at zMAX Dragway
Mooresville, N.C., April 20, 2013 – Qualifying for the Dollar General NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway is complete, and Summit Racing driver Jason Line is sitting comfortably in the top half of the field following two respectable runs in his Summit Racing Chevy Camaro. Although typically allowed four sessions to determine a combination specific to each individual racetrack and the air conditions, the first day of the event was plagued by rain and was nearly a washout. Only 10 Pro Stock cars were able to make a run on Friday before the rain set in, and Line, unfortunately, was not amongst them.
Although relegated to just two qualifying sessions, the Mooresville, N.C.-based driver entered the second day of the event with confidence in his cars and the Summit Racing team.
“We didn’t come into today thinking it was going to be a stressful situation,” said Line. “We just knew we had to get down the racetrack, and our track record here with the Summit Racing cars is pretty good. In the end, we didn’t qualify as well as we had hoped, but the silver lining is that my teammate, Greg Anderson, and I are on opposite sides of the ladder.”
Line’s best time of the two sessions was a 6.516 at a fierce 213.54 mph, which was traded for a start from the No. 7 position. Line has qualified in the top half of the field for every race over the course of the past two seasons aside from the Lucas Oil Nationals in Brainerd last year, when he was 9th.
At zMAX Dragway on raceday, Line and Anderson, the No. 5 qualifier, can each advance from the first round of eliminations if they are one of the two quickest cars in their respective quads. The second round of the Four-Wide Nationals is counted as the semifinals, and again, each Team Summit driver only needs to be in the quickest two of the four cars in their match to advance to the final.
“The weather for tomorrow should be right about the same as it was today, so we have some good data to fall back on,” said Line, who will square off with Jeg Coughlin Jr., Lewis Worden, and Rodger Brogdon in the first round. “It would sure be great to get one of our Summit Racing Camaros to the winner’s circle in front of all of our friends and family. We’ve had a good group out here supporting us this weekend, all of the guys from the KB Racing shop and their families, and of course our team owners Ken and Judy Black. Tomorrow could – and should – be a really great day for Team Summit.”