Line Pleased by Solid First Day in Houston
Event: 26th annual O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA SpringNationals
Location: Royal Purple Raceway, Houston, Texas
Day/Date: Friday, April 26, 2013
The first day of qualifying at the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA SpringNationals presented by Super Start Batteries concluded with Summit Racing Pro Stock driver Jason Line positioned in the No. 4 spot after a pair of solid passes down the quarter-mile racetrack at Royal Purple Raceway near Houston.
In the first session, Line clocked a 6.599 to take over the No. 5 position in the line-up. His speed of 211.79 mph was the fastest of the factory hot rods in the opening act. The second session saw an improved 6.572, 212.03 mph, and the driver of the blue Summit Racing Chevy Camaro bumped up a spot to fourth.
For Line, the two smooth runs, both free from tire shake, were an encouraging improvement over recent performances that have hindered the experienced team.
“We’re making baby steps, but we made it down two in a row and that’s good,” said Line. “We have something to work with for tomorrow. Making it down the racetrack hasn’t been something we’ve done very well so far this year, but we’re taking a little bit of a different approach this weekend. We’ll see how that works out for us.
“There is definitely room for improvement, but we want to approach this in a way so that we have a good racecar on Sunday, so we’ll try to creep up on it and not go over the edge. This is a good starting point for the Summit Team.”