Summit Racing–Line sees Summit Racing Camaro come to life in New England Dragway qualifying

Line sees Summit Racing Camaro come to life in New England Dragway qualifying
EPPING, N.H. (June 21, 2014) – Jason Line was somewhat displeased on the first day of qualifying at the 2nd annual NHRA New England Nationals, but all of that changed on the second day of the event. Powering the blue Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro, Line made the quickest run of the first round on Saturday to wheel his way to three bonus qualifying points. He will start from the No. 9 position and square off with Jonathan Gray in the first round on Sunday at New England Dragway.
Line launched into qualifying with a 6.558-second pass at 212.79 mph and immediately moved into the No. 8 position. The second session provided much more pleasing conditions that allowed the 500 cubic inch Pro Stock engines to thrive, and Line improved to a 6.523 at 213.70, but the rest of the class also improved and his quicker pace held him at No. 9 in the qualifying order.
After a night of rest and some careful tuning by the Rob Downing-led KB Racing crew, Line’s Summit Racing Camaro came alive with a brilliant 6.521 at a big 213.94 that was low of the round and came with three of those always-coveted bonus qualifying points. Line rounded out qualifying with a consistent 6.524, 213.84.
“Those were two of the best runs I’ve made in months,” said Line. “We had a fast car today, and I am actually pretty stoked because it’s the best we’ve run in a long time. The good thing about this place is that NHRA is doing a great job prepping the racetrack and making both the lanes about the same. I don’t think lane choice will be a big factor tomorrow. If there is any difference between the lanes, it isn’t by much.
Line enters raceday in Epping looking to add more points to his tally as NHRA’s Countdown to the Championship nears. At the conclusion of qualifying, Line was No. 4 in points and just three marks behind fourth-place Allen Johnson. Although points leader Erica Enders-Stevens has a substantial lead on the competition, Line is just 56 points away from second place. That’s just three rounds with four up for grabs on Sunday.
“The goal is always to get points, but we aren’t thinking about that tonight,” said Line. “We’re just thinking about round one on Sunday, and then we’ll take it from there. We had a good day today with the Summit Racing Camaro. We want more of that tomorrow.”