Summit Racing–Summit Racing Drivers in the Top Half on Day One at Four-Wide

Summit Racing Drivers in the Top Half on Day One at Four-Wide
CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 11, 2014 – The unusual format of this weekend’s NHRA event at zMAX Dragway didn’t seem to faze Summit Racing Pro Stock drivers Jason Line and Jimmy Alund. After two rounds of qualifying for the 5th annual NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, both Line and Alund were situated in the top half of the field and are eager for two more sessions and the possibility to improve on day two.
The once yearly four-wide event takes place on a four-lane dragstrip, with four drivers at a time racing for qualifying position in each of four sessions – two on Friday and two on Saturday. Final eliminations, scheduled for Sunday, will feature a trio of four-car rounds. In rounds one and two, the first two cars to cross the finish line will advance. The final four-car standoff will result in one winner and one runner-up, and the last two cars to cross the finish line will technically post semifinals finishes.
Line took to the No. 3 lane in the first qualifying session and was third-quickest in his quad, clocking a 6.565, 212.03 mph. Alund was also in lane No. 3 in his first go-round and was second-quickest with a 6.555, 212.39. Alund was No. 7 heading into the second qualifying round and Line was just behind in the No. 8 spot.
Both drivers showed improvement in the later second session, with Line recording a 6.542, 212.73 and moving into the No. 6 position while Alund, who ended the day holding at No. 8, crossed the final stripe with a 6.550, 211.96.
Qualifying for the four-wide spectacular at esteemed zMAX Dragway will continue on Saturday, with sessions scheduled at 1:15 and 4:15pm.