MOORESVILLE, N.C., July 23, 2014 – Last weekend, Summit Racing Pro Stock driver Jason Line made incredible gains in his Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro and saw reward for many hours of hard work put in at the race shop in Mooresville, N.C. This weekend, the two-time Sonoma winner will be looking to continue the steady upswing at the 27th annual NHRA Sonoma Nationals in the heart of Northern California’s wine country.
Qualifying in the No. 1 position last week in Denver – at one of the most challenging facilities on the tour due to high altitude, horsepower diminishing conditions – ramped up Line’s confidence and that of the Summit Racing team. It was their first low qualifier award in a season that, for Line, has so far included a win and two additional final-round finishes.
“Last weekend was very encouraging for the KB Racing crew, so we’re all pretty darn excited to get to Sonoma – and it sure doesn’t hurt that Sonoma Raceway seems to like us a lot,” said Line. “We’ve had a lot of success there between my teammate Greg Anderson and myself, and coming back to sea level after racing in Denver is always welcome. Last weekend was very positive for all of us, and it was a shot in the arm, for sure. We did a lot of work back at the shop leading up to that event, and it paid off. We’re confident that it should continue this week in Sonoma.”
Line is venturing into the NHRA Sonoma Nationals one position higher in the points than he did last season. Currently No. 4 in the standings, the nearness of the Countdown to the Championship playoffs are not lost on the two-time world champ. The playoffs begin in Charlotte, and there are four races remaining before the field of 10 is set.
“Right now, there are definitely a few particular things that I’m very focused on,” said Line. “We have to get really good for the Countdown, and we’re going to be. The Summit Racing team will be tough. Nobody is going to look forward to racing us first round, I can promise you that.”