Summit Racing–Alund a Top Half Contender in Summit Racing Camaro on Day One in Vegas

Alund a Top Half Contender in Summit Racing Camaro on Day One in Vegas
LAS VEGAS, Nev., March 26, 2014 – So far, Jimmy Alund is enjoying Las Vegas. The Summit Racing NHRA Pro Stock driver who hails from Sweden was excited to race at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the first time at the NHRA Nationals, and the weekend is shaping up to meet expectations. Alund is currently qualified in the top half of the field with two sessions remaining to attempt to climb even higher.
Wheeling the red Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro, Alund clocked a nice 6.639-second pass at 208.49 mph to end the first session in the No. 5 position. The second session produced a 6.654 at 208.39, and Alund ended the first day of qualifying at his sponsor’s title event positioned provisionally in the No. 8 position.
“We were happier with the first run, obviously, but we tried some new stuff and it seemed to work really well,” said Alund. “First round, the Summit Racing Camaro did what it was supposed to do. We tried to speed it up a little bit for the second round, but we didn’t think the track would be as good as it was, so we were still a little conservative.”
For the first time this year, Alund is joined at the NHRA Nationals by his wife, Anna, who made the trip from Sweden to support her husband at the fourth race of the 2014 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series and visit Las Vegas for the first time.
“I like having her around,” said Alund. “And it’s good to have her meet all the nice people I’ve been racing with the last two months. We’re having a lot of fun.”
Alund and Summit Racing teammate Jason Line will both be battling for higher positions during Saturday qualifying – Line clocked a pair of 6.3-second passes and is currently in the No. 5 position.
“This is a really nice facility, and I like the track,” said Alund. “I’m excited to come back out tomorrow and see what we can do. We can definitely improve; I know that. That’s my gut feeling.”