Summit Racing–No. 4 in standings, Line going after more at New England Dragway

No. 4 in standings, Line going after more at New England Dragway
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (June 18, 2014) – Jason Line has wheeled his bright blue Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro to victory once in two final rounds already this season, and sitting in the No. 4 spot in the tight Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro Stock standings is sure nice, but Line is in no way satisfied. This weekend’s 2nd annual Auto-Plus NHRA New England Nationals is on his radar as an event where he can make gains and keep climbing closer to the top as NHRA’s Countdown to the Championship nears.
Last season, at the inaugural event at New England Dragway, Line qualified in the No. 5 position and beat Larry Morgan in round one before getting into some trouble in the quarterfinals. This year, Line intends on lengthening his track time on Sunday, and with weather conditions projected to be pleasant and crowds predicted to be surging, the vibe surrounding the event is electric.
“One of the reasons we’re really looking forward to going back is because there was such a great crowd there at New England Dragway last year,” said Line. “It’s only our second time going back, but we already know that it’s a great place and a fun venue. It’s still new, and that makes it a challenge because we don’t have years of experience there – but no one else does, either, so it’s more of a level playing field. We maybe could have done better there last year, but we’re certainly planning on having a better outing this time around. It should be a lot of fun.”
Line has claimed 32 national event titles since making his NHRA Pro Stock debut in 2004, and he has sailed to victory in the category at 16 NHRA sanctioned facilities. Epping is one of only five racetracks on the current tour where Line has yet to claim a win in the professional category – the others are Denver’s Bandimere Speedway, Brainerd International Raceway, Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, and Gateway Motorsports Park in St. Louis.
“Our Summit Racing guys have really worked hard this year. We have had some great moments out there, and this weekend we are going to be looking for more of those,” said Line. “It’s a big opportunity to get to a racetrack where only one other guy has his name in the record books with a win. We want to have a New England Dragway win on our scorecard, too, and we want to accomplish that for the KB Racing team, whether it’s my Summit Racing Camaro or my teammate Greg Anderson’s getting that last win light on Sunday.”