Summit Racing–Line Pumped to Regain Points Lead on Raceday in St. Louis

Line Pumped to Regain Points Lead on Raceday in St. Louis
Madison, Illinois, September 28, 2013 – Jason Line made four passes in the 6.5-second zone during qualifying for the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals and earned a raceday start from the No. 10 spot at Gateway Motorsports Park. Dallas winner Line, as the most recent Pro Stock winner on NHRA’s 2013 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series tour, expected a higher starting position but heads into Sunday with a positive outlook and a Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro that is capable of winning again.
“We certainly proved last week in Dallas that we have a car that can win, and you can bet that the Summit Racing crew is going to be working overtime tonight to get back to form,” said Line, who had sole possession of the points lead entering the event and was tied for first place at the conclusion of qualifying.
Line came to St. Louis owning both ends of the Gateway Motorsports Park track record (6.496 and 213.47 mph), and no driver was able to exceed his spectacular numbers during qualifying. Line clocked a qualifying best time of 6.555 at 211.83 mph on Friday night in one of the best sessions of the weekend, and starting tenth, the driver who raced to the final round in St. Louis in 2009 will be paired with Mike Edwards in the opening act on Sunday.
“It really doesn’t matter who is in the other lane, we’re going to have our work cut out for us without lane choice,” said Line. “We’ll need a little luck, and we’ll need to resurrect what we had in Dallas last week so that we can get the job done again tomorrow. I’m not a huge fan of sharing the points lead, but if things go as planned on Sunday, I’ll get it back.”
A third KB Racing Chevrolet Camaro is being piloted this weekend by young Buddy Perkinson, the No. 8 qualifier who will race Rickie Jones in round one. Perkinson made his debut in the KB Racing entry in Charlotte.
“It’s exciting to see Buddy doing well out here in his second race in a KB Racing Camaro,” said Line. “It’s a lot of fun, and we want to see him do well.
“We’re putting in the hours tonight, and tomorrow should be interesting. It certainly has the potential to be a very good day for Summit Racing.”