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Summit Racing–Line Encouraged by Gains in Las Vegas

Line Encouraged by Gains in Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Nev., April 7, 2013 – An action-packed weekend at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway culminated in a gathering of important information and a step up in the standings for Summit Racing Pro Stock driver Jason Line. Driving the blue Chevy Camaro with Summit Racing livery, Line recorded a top-half performance in qualifying and logged a round win on raceday at the NHRA Nationals to move from 7th in the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro Stock standings to the No. 6 spot.
“It’s great to see progress with my Summit Racing Camaro, but to be honest, I’m not thinking about the points yet,” said Line, simply. “Our main concern is with winning races and winning rounds. That’s what matters right now, and that’s what this Summit Racing team is working towards. If we can manage those two things, then the rest will come.”
Line qualified in the No. 8 spot with a solid 6.689-seconds at 207.78 mph and was rewarded with an undesirable first-round meeting with a familiar four-time world champion: KB Racing teammate Greg Anderson and his silver Summit Racing Camaro. It was only the third time in the past 10 years that Line and Anderson have met in the first round of eliminations. Although an early meeting with his counterpart is never on the agenda at an NHRA event, Line and Anderson made the best of it by utilizing the circumstances as a test session in the tricky conditions at the Las Vegas facility.
Anderson took an early lead in their meeting, but soon the tires of his Team Summit Camaro were spinning on the unforgiving surface, and Line raced ahead for the 6.680, 207.69 mph to 6.755, 203.80 victory. In the quarterfinals, Minnesota-native Line was first off the starting line and powered down the racetrack right along side No. 1 qualifier Mike Edwards in one of the closest races of eliminations. Line forfeited the match by just .007-second.
“We definitely learned something today, and neither one of the runs were great, but my Summit Racing Camaro actually felt as good as it has in a long time,” said Line. “My level of optimism in the last 12 hours has shifted dramatically, and even though we didn’t win today, I do think we learned things that are absolutely, positively going to help us. I’m pretty excited about that.”
Team Summit also had the opportunity to compete on Saturday at the event in the K&N Horsepower Challenge, a special bonus race for the top seven Pro Stock drivers plus one driver voted in as fan-favorite. Anderson and Line were each out of the gate ahead of their respective opponents to pocket hole shot wins in the first round and missed an all-Summit final by just one round.
With so much information logged over the course of the weekend, Line and Anderson, both still in pursuit of an event win in 2013, share an eager resolve to resume testing as soon as the KB Racing team returns to home base in Mooresville, N.C. The determination and drive of the Summit Racing crew is shown by a collective 103 victories, and the seasoned Pro Stock competitors recognize that sometimes, forward progress necessitates change.
“Obviously, the same old adage is true: Keep doing what you’re doing, and you’ll keep getting what you’re getting,” said Line. “We need to make changes, so we are, we will, and we’re going to keep working until we get it. That’s all there is to it.

Diesel Motorsports Update

What a great diesel event on a grey cold day! These Texans are tough people because we had a great crowd that was all diesel folks! Thanks goes to local companies that helped Classic Ram, Complete Performance, Vallair Clutch, Majestic Turbo, Zimmerman-Kubota and of course our normal lineup of National sponsors. Special thanks to Dan’s Diesel for bringing his great dyno!

This event is in support of a local organization that is the oldest diesel club in the US – ODRA. ODRA started before other groups and has been in Texas for over 9 years.

This was a “diesel only” event with drag racing, sled pulling, dyno and Show-N-Shine. This was our fourth year in October in Texas and the weather is always questionable being the end of the year.

Along with ODRA we run a Drag Series in Texas at the North Star Dragway during the year which will continue next year.

Adam Lesser 1st
90 Dodge
Matt Kubik 2nd
05 250 Ford

Quick Diesel
Brandon Carr 1st
72 Buick Rivera/Cummins
Josh Harris 2nd
06 Chevy

Chris Perales 1st
01 Dodge 2500
Jim Jones 2nd
02 Chevy

Sled Pulling
Work Stock
Paul Harris – 320.11
Josh Harris – 317.09
Cory Chupp – 275.07

2.6 Class
Jesse Knight – 325.02
Dan Vallance – 324.01
Leah Scott – 321.06
Dan Clarke – 321.03
Buck Hyndman – 311.04

3.0 Class
Dan Vallance – 324.08
Leah Scott -321.07
Buck Hyndman – 315.03

Curtis Hichs – 2011 Dodge
Best of Show
Jerry Putman – 1975 International