Summit Racing–Line No. 3 on First Day of Qualifying in Thunder Valley

Line No. 3 on First Day of Qualifying in Thunder Valley
Event:  13th annual NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals
Location: Bristol Dragway, Bristol, Tenn.
Day/Date: Friday, June 14, 2013
Summit Racing Pro Stock pilot Jason Line had his hands full on the first day of qualifying at the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway, but he and the KB Racing crew applied necessary changes and moved up the ladder to settle into the provisional No. 3 spot by the end of the evening.
Line, the 2006 winner in Bristol, was among those in the first session who found the characteristics of the racing surface to be a challenge. His 6.700 at 206.42 mph was decent, but not quick enough to break into the top half of the field.
Paused momentarily at ninth after the first session, Line and his team scrutinized the situation, made careful adjustments, and rebounded with a strong 6.661 at 206.73 mph in the later session that was good for the No. 3 position and a bonus qualifying point for the blue Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro.
“I knew we had some work to do after that first run, but we came back for the second session and made a run that was certainly better,” said Line. “I think we still have a ways to go, but that was progress. We just have to figure out how to negotiate the bumps as well as we should, and the Summit Racing team is fortunate because we have a great group of guys. I know they’ll figure it out, and we’ll be better tomorrow.”