Line quick and fast on first day of qualifying in Chicago
CHICAGO, ILL. (June 27, 2014) – Jason Line’s Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro was quick and fast as soon as it hit the ground at the 17th annual Route 66 NHRA Nationals at Chicago’s Route 66 Raceway. Despite sticky air and a hot track, Line and his KB Racing crew dialed it in and moved into the No. 4 position on the first day of qualifying for the event.
The long wait for the evening qualifying sessions were rewarded for Team Summit as Line had the second-quickest hot rod on the property in the opening act. His blue Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro flew to a 6.605-second blast at 209.14 mph and he was immediately in a very good position as the No. 2 man.
Line improved in the second round and clocked a 6.604 with a speed of 208.78, and his final position for the day was No. 4 with two more sessions to go on Saturday and room for improvement. Saturday qualifying is also slated to take place in the evening hours and, likely, similar conditions.
“We made some good runs today with our Summit Racing Camaros,” said Line, whose teammate Greg Anderson was No. 4 after the first session and No. 8 at the end of the day.
“There’s more left out there for sure, but all in all, this was not a bad start, and we’ll take it. Running in these conditions is usually our Achilles heal, but we seem to be doing pretty well. My car has made two decent runs, and I certainly feel like we can move up. We’ll see if we can’t get a little closer there tomorrow.”