Summit Racing–Line the fastest driver at Atlanta Dragway’s Summit Southern Nationals

Line the fastest driver at Atlanta Dragway’s Summit Southern Nationals
ATLANTA, Ga., May 19, 2014 – Summit Racing Pro Stock driver Jason Line had hoped for a trophy at the conclusion of the 34th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals, but setting the track speed record during qualifying and consistently exerting muscle on raceday as one of the fastest cars on the property is perhaps a bit of a consolation. Just as impressive is the fact that Line is currently sitting in the No. 2 position in the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series standings.
Line’s qualifying efforts were excellent. Despite many weather delays and the potential for distraction, Line recorded a best time of 6.514 and a top speed of 213.00 mph that became the official track record for speed at Atlanta Dragway. He also earned a start from the No. 4 position, his best start since the race in Phoenix when he was the No. 3 qualifier.
Rain and a wet racetrack delayed eliminations until Monday, but Line had no problem waking up for work. In the first round he paired an alert .008-second reaction time with a third-best 6.549 at 211.76 to send Larry Morgan home early. In round two, Line used the third-best pass of the round to put a troubled Rodger Brogdon on the trailer, and that win set Line up for a semifinals match with Jeg Coughlin. The duo left nearly in unison, but Line ultimately missed the win by just a touch. His opponent won with a 6.548, 211.33 to a 6.554, 212.16.
“It was a little bit of a whirlwind this weekend,” admitted crew chief Rob Downing. “Jason’s car ran pretty good, and we tried a few different things with his Summit Racing Camaro that really seemed to work. It was very encouraging.”
Line agreed.
“We made some improvements this weekend,” he said. “We definitely went the right way with my Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro, and even though we didn’t do as well as we wanted to in the semifinals, the team as a whole did a really good job. I wish we could have done better for Summit Racing, and hopefully we’ll make them happy in Topeka next weekend. Maybe we were just getting warmed up.”