Summit Racing–Line Puts up a Good Number, Ready to Start Fresh on Saturday

Line Puts up a Good Number, Ready to Start Fresh on Saturday
Event:  7th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals
Location: Summit Motorsports Park, Norwalk, Ohio
Day/Date: Friday, July 5, 2013
Pro Stock driver Jason Line and his Summit Racing teammate Greg Anderson are looking forward to the second day of qualifying at their sponsor’s main event, the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals at Summit Motorsports Park, following a set of qualifying runs that have them warmed up and ready to make big moves.
Line, of Mooresville, N.C., was stellar in his initial launch, recording a .014-second reaction time, and made a safe and strong pass in his first venture of the weekend down the quarter-mile racetrack in Norwalk, Ohio. He cleared the finish line with a 6.645 at 208.52 mph and was seventh quickest overall.
With a good read on the racetrack, Line was eager to return for the later session and have another go. The blue Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro was again solid on the starting line and in the early increments on the track, but as his car approached the back half of the course, a part within the engine gave way.
“We just hurt a part, nothing major, but it’s something that will require a little time to fix,” said Line, whose official time in the second session was 8.518-second. “The good news is that the Summit Racing team is well-prepared, and we have several engines with equal power, so we decided to change it tonight rather than fix it here.
“We will take care of the small issue when we get back to the KB Racing shop, but for now, we felt it was a better decision to start fresh tomorrow. Thankfully, it was nothing catastrophic, and Team Summit will have another couple of runs to make improvements before Sunday.”
Line ended the first day of the event in the No. 8 position. Two sessions of qualifying are scheduled for Saturday, at 11:45 am and 2:15 pm (Eastern).