Summit Racing–Line Laments Loss of Second Qualifying Pass, Eager for Day Two in Chicago

Line Laments Loss of Second Qualifying Pass, Eager for Day Two in Chicago
Event:  16th annual Route 66 NHRA Nationals
Location: Route 66 Raceway, Chicago, Illinois
Day/Date: Friday, June 28, 2013
Jason Line was eager to get the most out of the first day of qualifying at the Route 66 NHRA Nationals and get the initial two passes under his belt at favorable Route 66 Raceway near Chicago, but weather pressed in and cut qualifying short by one round. Line, driving the brilliant blue Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro, clocked a 6.637 at 208.30 mph to nearly match his KB Racing teammate Greg Anderson’s 6.636, 208.17. Line ends the first day in provisional possession of the No. 6 spot, while Anderson is 5th in the line-up.
“Greg and I both made good, safe runs, but those are pretty ho-hum numbers,” said Line. “We’ll work on it and try to find some more speed for tomorrow. The racetrack was good, very nice and very smooth, so it will be interesting to see how things go tomorrow for the Summit Racing team.
“I was really disappointed that we only had one run today. You’re supposed to get two, and that’s what the fans paid for, so it’s a disappointment for everyone – but the truth is that I just enjoy driving my Summit Racing Chevy Camaro as often as I can. It is what it is, and tomorrow we’ll just have to make the most of the two runs that we have left. Team Summit is a very capable group, so we’ll take those two runs tomorrow and try our best to be good and fast so we can move up before Sunday.”
Qualifying will continue on Saturday with two more passes before the fields are set for the 12th race of 24 on NHRA’s Mello Yello Series 2013 tour.