Line in good shape and getting better as NHRA tour hits the Windy City
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (June 25, 2014) – The Summit Racing Pro Stock team loves Chicago. With four wins shared between them at the esteemed facility, Jason Line and teammate Greg Anderson seem to have a good read on the conditions to be found at Route 66 Raceway, and for this weekend’s 17th annual Route 66 NHRA Nationals, the drag racing duo are armed with data and determination.
“I’m not sure what it is, but there is something almost magical about Route 66 Raceway for us,” said Line, who has won three times at the stadium-style dragstrip situated just outside of the Windy City. “I always look forward to going to Chicago, that’s for sure. It seems like if I’ve been struggling, when I get there it turns into a get well weekend for me.”
Through diligent dedication, Line and the Summit Racing team have seen gains in their program as the season has progressed. At the most recent event, the NHRA New England Nationals in Epping, N.H., Line made some of the best runs in qualifying on the second day of the race and then made the fastest pass in all of eliminations on Sunday. Teammate Anderson earned his best start of the season so far. The power is evident within the team, and Line relishes the opportunity to bring that power to one of the racetracks where he has achieved success.
Line has claimed three victories in Chicago in five final rounds, including the first win of his career the same year that he was the Route 66 Nationals No. 1 qualifier, 2004. Currently positioned No. 4 in NHRA’s Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro Stock standings, the Minnesota-born racer is looking to repeat the victory he earned earlier this season at the season opening Winternationals.
“We’re in a lot better shape than we were even a month ago,” said Line, a two-time NHRA Pro Stock world champion. “We’re definitely headed in the right direction, and there is a lot of good thinking going on in the KB Racing camp. Everybody is working hard to get better. Nobody is satisfied with where we are, and we are all working as a team to get to the next level.”