Summit Racing–Line Races to the Pole at Maple Grove Raceway

Line Races to the Pole at Maple Grove Raceway
READING, Pa., October 5, 2013 – Jason Line has had a very good record at Maple Grove Raceway, the site of this weekend’s Auto-Plus NHRA Nationals, and the Summit Racing Pro Stock driver is clearly continuing the tradition as he raced to the top of the pack on the second day of the event at the racetrack nestled in the forested countryside of Pennsylvania.
Line picked up valuable bonus points in every round of qualifying en route to the No. 1 position and strengthened his stance as No. 3 in NHRA’s Pro Stock points with four powerful runs to get a good jump on the weekend. In the first session, Line was 6.599, 210.18 mph and was third-quickest of the factory hot rods, and in the later session on Friday, he improved to a 6.584, 210.64 that was second quickest of them all.
Saturday was an even better day from start to finish; the Mooresville, N.C.-based KB Racing driver picked up the pace to cross the finish line in 6.575-second at 210.87 mph in the earlier session and grabbed hold of the No. 1 spot. In the final session, Line was a solid 6.573, 210.70 to strengthen his edge, garner three more bonus points, and protect the top spot. The low qualifier award was his second of the season and his fourth in Reading.
“Maple Grove has always been a really good track for the Pro Stockers, and of course I like coming here because we’ve had success here in the past, and hopefully tomorrow will be no exception,” said Line, a two-time winner at the facility known as ‘The Grove’ and a multi-time track record holder there. Notably, Line recorded the national record for speed at Maple Grove Raceway last season with a powerful 214.35 mph blast.
“It’s always a big deal for us to have a Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro in the No. 1 spot, especially at this point in the season,” he continued. “Those bonus points really matter right now with just a couple of races left to decide the championship. Even more satisfying, though, is the fact that we have a great racecar. The Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro is very good right now, and it’s just been a lot of fun to drive.”
Line powers into raceday in pursuit of his third win of the season; he most recently hoisted a trophy in the winner’s circle two weeks ago in Dallas and is just 25 points outside of first place in the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series standings.
“We’re looking forward to tomorrow,” said Line, who will race Kenny Delco in the first round of eliminations. “It’s a big deal to peak at the right time, and Team Summit has been putting in a lot of effort to make sure that we do. We could have a big day tomorrow. No matter what, we have a great hot rod, and I wouldn’t trade it for anybody else’s.”