Summit Racing– Line and Team Summit have powerful showing in Englishtown

Line and Team Summit have powerful showing in Englishtown
ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. (Jun 1, 2014) – Summit Racing Pro Stock driver Jason Line had three wins at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park entering this weekend’s 45th annual Toyota NHRA Summernationals, and although he was unable to add a fourth Etown Wally trophy to his collection, the 32-time national event victor did appreciate the smaller victories over the course of the weekend that he is confident will bring the KB Racing crew back to the winner’s circle in the near future.
Line started the weekend by resetting the track record for speed in his fast Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro on Friday evening. His 213.40 mph blast was the fastest run that the racing surface at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park had ever hosted for a Pro Stock car to that point, and although the record was eclipsed on Saturday, Line still proved he had a car that could contend for the title as he raced to a qualifying best time of 6.488-second at 214.52 mph. Notably, in the second qualifying round Line reset his personal best record for speed to 214.83.
Starting from the No. 4 position, Line drew John Gaydosh as a first-round opponent. Gaydosh had a slight advantage as the two left the starting line, but soon enough the Summit Racing Camaro surged ahead for a decisive 6.500, 214.45 mph win. Line’s official numbers were the second quickest and fastest of all the Pro Stock cars in the round, and his speed was one of just seven that exceed 214 mph during eliminations; teammate Greg Anderson also enjoyed a 214 mph run in the semifinals.
The second round was where Line’s quest for the title came to an end as he was out of the gate first but got loose on the racetrack and slowed to a 6.599 at 213.60 mph while Rodger Brogdon edged ahead for a 6.558, 214.04 win.
“It’s extremely disappointing for the Summit Racing team to leave without a trophy today, but we are very pleased that my teammate over there got to the final round,” said Line, referencing Anderson’s second final round of the season in just his fourth race of the year.
“Every loss hurts, and some more than others, but the good news is that Greg made up points and is on his way to the top 10. That’s a big goal for us right now, and the way to get him there is to make sure he’s going rounds. Of course, I wanted to win today. But that wasn’t in the cards. We’ve got some time before the next race, and I can assure you that the Summit Racing team will be looking for a change by the time we get to Bristol.”