Mooresville, N.C., July 3, 2013 – Jason Line and the Summit Racing Pro Stock team are making their way to one of the most anticipated events on NHRA’s Mello Yello Drag Racing Series tour this weekend, the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals in Norwalk, Ohio, for the first race of the second half of 2013. Line is in pursuit of his second win of the season and second at the racetrack that flies the banner of his title sponsor.
“The KB Racing team has historically risen to the occasion at Team Summit Races, and this one is especially big for us because it’s at Summit Motorsports Park,” said Line. “It’s always fun when you get to come out and race in front of your sponsor, but to get to do so at the track that bears their name is even more exciting. The Summit Racing team definitely looks forward to this race every year. The goal is always to represent Summit Racing the best we can, but we especially want to do well this weekend.”
Line came achingly close to parking his Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro in the winner’s circle in Norwalk last year; he was just one win light shy of claiming his second victory at the facility after grabbing the trophy in 2009, and the Mooresville, N.C.-based driver certainly had the car to beat as the No. 2 qualifier.
“It’s always a great thing to get one of the Summit Racing Camaros to the final round,” said Line. “But it’s disappointing to come so close and see let the win get away. We don’t want to see that happen again, and the KB Racing team hasn’t really taken much of a breath lately because we want to have the fastest cars out there so we have the best chance of bringing home those trophies.”
Line, who has competed in 225 NHRA events as a Pro Stock driver, possesses 30 national event wins in 63 final rounds and has two world championships in the category where wins and losses are typically recorded by mere fractions of a second. The chief dyno operator lives his life away from the racetrack finessing engines at the KB Racing shop near Charlotte, the heart of the Motorsports capital of the United States, and has seen Team Summit power come to life through top-half qualifying efforts at ever event on the schedule this year. Seven times he has been fifth or better when the line-up was finalized.
“The season is more than half over now,” said Line, noting that this is the 13th of 24 races of the 2013 NHRA tour. “It’s neat that we get to start this second half in Norwalk at Summit Motorsports Park. Hopefully, we’ll get off on the right foot. The Bader family always put on a great show, and they have a nice facility that feels like home for the Summit Racing team. This race gives us a chance to see a lot of the folks from Summit who we don’t get to see the rest of the year, and we really want to do well for them. This would be a great time for our Summit Racing Camaros to perform to their full potential.”