Summit Racing–Line Wants a Summit Racing Chevy on Top at Mile-High Nationals

Line Wants a Summit Racing Chevy on Top at Mile-High Nationals

MOORESVILLE, N.C., July 22, 2015 – The 36th annual Mile-High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway will be an opportunity for Summit Racing NHRA Pro Stock driver Jason Line to add to an already very impressive stat. Just a few weeks ago, the driver of the blue Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro brought in round-win number 450, a tally exceeded by only one other currently competing factory hot rod racer – Summit Racing teammate Greg Anderson.

“I’ve been very fortunate to be with a lot of good folks over the years; it’s as simple as that,” said Line in regard to the large number. “But I guess I don’t really think about [statistics] like that yet – I feel like I’m not old enough to look back on what I’ve accomplished. I’m still trying to figure out how to be better at all the things I do. That’s more important to me than anything.”

This weekend at Bandimere Speedway, Line will have the chance to be his best ever at the Mile-High Nationals, a race that has yet to produce an event title for the 37-time NHRA Pro Stock victor. Only five racetracks on the current Mello Yello Drag Racing Series tour have eluded Line, and last year he came awfully close to erasing Denver from that list. Line qualified his Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro in the No. 1 position and had the car to beat on Sunday before he was halted in the semifinals.

“We had some help from Mike [Edwards],” said Line of the two-time Denver winner and now consultant in the KB Racing camp. “He helped me with a few things there last year, and that is a tough place to run. We had also made a couple of gains in the KB Racing shop, and it all came together at the right time. I’m comfortable going to Denver, and I know our Summit Racing Chevy Camaros will be competitive cars. It’s difficult to say whether or not we will be No. 1 qualifier because there are a lot of good cars right now, and we’ve been a tick off with my car – but we’re on the way to turning that around.”

So far this year, Line has two wins in three final rounds and has been the No. 1 qualifier at three races. He is currently No. 3 in the Pro Stock standings. While many on the tour have a certain sense of dread about racing in Denver’s mile-high, horsepower-robbing thin air, the Minnesota born and bred driver has no such concern.

“I like this race,” said Line. “It can be a lot of fun. You know, it’s simple. Team Summit has two goals this weekend in Denver: We want one of our Chevrolets on the pole, and we want a KB Racing driver holding the Wally on Sunday. That’s what really matters.”