Line Looks Forward to Saturday in Pomona, Two Chances to Move Up
Pomona, Calif., November 8, 2013 – Summit Racing Pro Stock driver Jason Line is eager to get down to business on Saturday, the final day of qualifying at the 49th annual Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. Line, who entered the event sitting second in the standings and with the championship a bright beacon in the distance, is still gunning for the title. He first plans to ascend from his current position of No. 3 in the line-up and secure his third No. 1 qualifying start of the season.
Because of the unique format, Friday was the second day of the event, the last of 24 in the 2013 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, and just one run was allotted for the day. Line pulled his bright white Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro to the starting line with intent but was soon disheartened as the tires began to shake and shave valuable hundredths of a second off of the e.t. that would flash on the scoreboard.
Line’s 6.567 at 211.30 mph did not improve upon the 6.554, 210.93 recorded on the first day of the event, but it did provide valuable information that could easily contribute to a winning combination on raceday. Overall, Line was looking forward to two more chances to improve on Saturday to position himself as high as possible heading into eliminations for the last time in 2013.
“The racetrack out there is getting better and better with every run, just like it usually does here in Pomona,” said Line. “And the conditions for tomorrow look like they’ll be even better than they were today. I’m not going to lie – we were disappointed today because we felt like we could have run a 6.54 or even a 6.53, but I think we have a great opportunity tomorrow to improve with our Summit Racing Camaros. I still think we can get that No. 1. I’m optimistic, and I’m definitely looking forward to tomorrow.”