Summit Racing–Line to Put an End to Winless Streak at Heartland Park Topeka

Line to Put an End to Winless Streak at Heartland Park Topeka
Mooresville, N.C., May 21, 2014 – It was 1990 when Jason Line first rolled through the gates at the now famed Heartland Park Topeka, the year that the expansive facility held its first NHRA sanctioned event. Then a dedicated sportsman racer who was competing in his Stocker that weekend, the Minnesota-native undoubtedly had visions of competing in the Pro Stock ranks and standing in the winner’s circle at the end of Sunday eliminations. Line has accumulated a remarkable 32 national event wins as a pro since that time, but the dream is still alive for him in Topeka. Determined as ever to make it happen, Line greets the challenge of this weekend’s NHRA Kansas Nationals with great enthusiasm.
“I just see this as an opportunity,” said Line. “I can win there – I won a division race in my Stock Eliminator car there pretty early on, so I know it can be done. It’s just been a pretty good challenge for me in the Pro Stock car, but my luck could change this weekend. We’ve had a good car with my Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro, and that really showed in Atlanta last week. It is very possible that we could see the inside of the winner’s circle this weekend.”
Currently No. 2 in the Mellow Yellow Drag Racing Series Pro Stock standings, Line clearly approaches the eighth stop on the 2014 NHRA tour with optimism about the program’s progress. Relentless testing and evolving developments in the KB Racing shop have been proving effective on race day. With the first of three consecutive race weekends completed last Monday in Atlanta, a busy month of competition is what drives Line to become more focused on the task at hand: hoisting a Wally on the winner’s stage.
Undaunted by a lack of a final round win at the historic quarter mile and the fact that weather conditions could present any number of tricky situations at any time of the weekend, Line and his Summit Racing crew forge ahead with a common goal in mind. It is to continue to improve and to get a win at one of only five tracks on the entire schedule where he has not yet claimed victory. Line’s teammate Greg Anderson has four wins, and his success serves as an inspiration and proof positive that the team has the tools and the talent to get the job done.
“I’ve been in the dyno room since we got back from Atlanta, and hopefully that will be a contributing factor,” said Line. “We fell off for a little bit, but after last weekend, I feel like I can say that we’re back to where we were before, and even that we have improved. The whole field is improving so it’s an evolving process in a very tough class, but I think we’re on the right track. I think it’s time for me to overcome the challenge I’ve had at Heartland Park.”