Summit Racing–Line Proves Quick and Effective on Day One in Vegas

Line Proves Quick and Effective on Day One in Vegas
Las Vegas, Nevada, Oct. 25, 2013 – Jason Line utilized the first day of qualifying for the NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway to prove that he was far from finished with pursuing a third Mello Yello Drag Racing Series title. A crash during testing that knocked his stampeding silver Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro out of commission in the waning hours of the championship chase was certainly no deterrent to Line’s quest, as evidenced by his immediate success in the white Summit Camaro previously piloted by teammate Greg Anderson.
In the first session, Line raced to an outstanding 6.658 at 207.37 mph that was the second quickest pass of the round under the hot Las Vegas sun. Although the second session showed no improvement with a fourth-best 6.673 at 207.18, Line was pleased to be so on-target with so little time in the seat of a car completely new to him.
“That was pretty cool, actually,” said Mooresville, N.C.-based Line, who is No. 4 in the line-up heading into the second day of the Las Vegas event. “All in all, it was a pretty darn good place to start with the white Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro. I have to say that I wasn’t surprised that we ran well – and to be honest, I thought we might even be No. 1. I felt like we would be right up there in the top two or three cars.”
Line has qualified in the top half at all but three races in 2013, and he has been the No. 1 qualifier twice – both times in the silver Camaro and most recently as three weeks ago at the event in Reading, Pa.
“I think this Summit Racing Camaro is definitely showing shades of grey, that’s for sure,” the KB Racing driver said in reference to the silver car that had carried him all the way up to No. 3 in the standings in NHRA’s Countdown to the Championship.
“It’s a good feeling to start off so well, and the KB Racing guys have done a really good job getting us here. We have two more qualifying runs tomorrow, but I’m confident that we’ll have a good racecar for Sunday.”