Line and Anderson Ready for Raceday after Qualifying Wash-Out

Line and Anderson Ready for Raceday after Qualifying Wash-Out
Event:  26th annual O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA SpringNationals
Location: Royal Purple Raceway, Houston, Texas
Day/Date: Saturday, April 27, 2013
Qualifying for the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA SpringNationals at Royal Purple Raceway in Houston was a rain-plagued affair that was halted early and set the fields with two full sessions completed and a partial third session run before the storms settled in to halt the action.
Summit Racing Pro Stock driver Greg Anderson was the lone car out of the KB Racing stable to journey down the quarter-mile on the second day of the event; teammate Jason Line was among the four cars turned away when the weather put a damper on the day.
Both of the Summit Racing Camaros enjoyed a good start to the weekend, each making a clean and smooth pair of passes on Friday, and Team Summit entered day two of the event with the confidence that they had something to build on before final eliminations on Sunday.
Mother Nature had something to say about it, however. Anderson clocked a 6.609 at 211.46 mph in the third session but Line was turned away empty-handed with no runs recorded on Saturday. Anderson’s best time of 6.579 was good for the No. 6 position, and Line’s 6.572, 212.03 equated to a start from the No. 4 spot.
“We needed those runs to prepare for Sunday, It hurt us to lose them, but there were four other cars that didn’t get to make a run today. We’re not alone; it is what it is, and now we’ll make the best of it,” said Line, who will square off with Matt Hartford in the first round of eliminations. Anderson will take on Vincent Nobile in the opening act, and the Summit Racing drivers are on the opposite side of the eliminations ladder.
“We’ve certainly identified some of the things that have been an issue lately, and we’re getting closer to solving them,” Line continued. “We just need more runs. This is a big science project, and unfortunately, some of it is trial and error. We’re going to keep swinging at it, and tomorrow will be a great opportunity for us to continue making improvements and get our Summit Racing Camaros going rounds.”