Summit Racing–Line gaining in his Summit Racing Camaro with raceday in Bristol on the horizon

Line gaining in his Summit Racing Camaro with raceday in Bristol on the horizon
BRISTOL, Tenn. (June 14, 2014) – Pro Stock driver Jason Line had a steadily rising car with his Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro during qualifying at the 14th annual NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals, and the continuously improving performance ultimately placed Line in the No. 4 position heading into raceday at Bristol Dragway. Line will race V. Gaines in the first round of eliminations on Sunday.
The weekend began with Line clocking a 6.686-second blast at 207.21 mph to secure a position in the top half of the field and in the No. 7 spot. The later Friday night sessions provided air that wasn’t quite as productive for the naturally aspirated engines that power the Pro Stock cars, yet Line improved to a 6.677 at 207.18 that held him seventh.
Feeling as though the first two runs were a bit on the safe side, Line and the Summit Racing crew branched out into more assertive territory and made a nice move into the No. 5 spot in the opening session on Saturday afternoon with a 6.652 at 208.07 mph – one of only two runs to eclipse 208 in the session.
Still hungry and realizing there was more for the taking, the team came back in the final session with a stout 6.636 at a speed of 208.55 mph – quite a pass for the conditions and one of only four of the round to exceed the 208 mark.
“That last run there was a pretty good run,” Line said with a smile. “There was more left, and we maybe even could have seen a 6.62 – but we gave up a lot between the 60-foot timer and the 330, but we’re getting better and better overall. These are baby steps, you know, but we’re getting there. To be honest, I feel like this is the best car I have had all year. It will be up to me to let the clutch out tomorrow, because I know I have the car to beat someone. That’s a really good feeling.”
The fact that Sunday is Father’s Day is not lost on the second-generation drag racer, whose dad, Lawrence Line, was a big influence in the course of his life.
“Tomorrow will certainly be a time to reflect on both appreciating my father and on being a father myself, and it’s exciting to have my kids here on Father’s Day. At the end of the day, I win no matter what happens – but you can bet I want to put this Summit Racing Camaro in the winner’s circle.”