Summit Racing–Line claims track record for speed on first day of Englishtown qualifying

Line claims track record for speed on first day of Englishtown qualifying
ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. (May 30, 2014) – The first day of qualifying for the 45th annual Toyota NHRA Summernationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park was a short affair for the Pro Stock crowd, but it came with exceptional results for the Summit Racing team. Jason Line, driving the blue Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro, clocked a furiously swift 6.516-second pass at 213.40 mph to claim a new track record for speed in Englishtown.
A problem with the racing surface down-track in the right lane prevented the Pro Stock cars from participating in the first qualifying session, and with just one run in which to collect data, crew chiefs came to the session knowing they couldn’t throw everything they had at it and shoot for the moon, despite conditions with the potential to allow record setting runs.
Forced to make a somewhat conservative run without previous data to work off of, Line’s team knew they really had their hands full – but in true Summit Racing fashion, they pulled off the incredible by sending both of their cars cleanly and quickly down the right lane and claiming the track record with Line’s Camaro.
“I don’t know if that run was spectacular, but for that lane it apparently was,” said Line, who was piloting one of just three cars able to go from A to B under power on that particular side of the racetrack. His teammate Greg Anderson wheeled the white Summit Racing Camaro to a 6.561 at 212.76 to move into the No. 7 position. “There were some good calls being made on that run for our cars, and the Summit Racing team did a great job today. Hopefully, there will be more of that tomorrow.”
Line, currently No. 3 in the qualifying order, arrived in Englishtown in possession of the track record for elapsed time. His 213.40 track record is perhaps a bit of a consolation for losing grasp of the e.t. record.
“It’s a good thing to have the speed record,” agreed Line. “We broke a record that’s been in place for quite awhile. It’s definitely not a great trade off, but I would say we are happy about it. All in all, I’m pretty satisfied with the Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro. There is more left; there is always more left. But it’s a good place to start.”