Summit Racing–Points Leader Line on a Roll Heading into St. Louis

Points Leader Line on a Roll Heading into St. Louis
Mooresville, N.C., September 25, 2013 – Jason Line was exceptionally quick and fast last year at Gateway Motorsports Park in his Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro, and the timing is right for a replay of last season’s performance and perhaps a bit more as NHRA’s Mello Yello Drag Racing Series arrives in St. Louis this weekend for the second annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals.
Line, of Mooresville, N.C., is leading the Pro Stock points and hot off of a win last week in Dallas – his second of the season. He will arrive in St. Louis aiming to defend the Gateway Motorsports Park track records for both elapsed time and speed; last season, Line was No. 1 qualifier at the event with track record numbers of 6.496 and 213.47 mph.
Also on the agenda this weekend: a third consecutive final round appearance that will, hopefully, result in a win. Line’s Dallas victory was preceded by a final-round finish in Charlotte, the first race of NHRA’s Countdown to the Championship playoffs, the week before.
“Timing is everything,” said Line, who took over the points lead in Dallas. “Unfortunately, we weren’t able to show the capabilities of the Summit Racing team earlier this year, but lately we have been running closer to where we know we should be. It’s very encouraging that we are turning things around now, at the beginning of the Countdown. The points are very close, and there isn’t any wiggle room so to speak, so we really have to keep at it. St. Louis has been successful for us in the past, and hopefully we can capitalize on that.”
Minnesota native Line has a total of two low qualifier awards at Gateway (he was also No. 1 in 2008), and his near-miss of the title in 2009 is something he certainly intends to rectify this weekend.
“Obviously, someone is going to be better than everyone else in the class and put their car in the winner’s circle this weekend at Gateway Motorsports Park” said Line. “I’m not going to lie; I’d like it if that car was mine, but as long as it’s one of the Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaros, I’ll be very happy.”