Summit Racing–Line a Contender on Record Day at Bandimere Speedway

Line a Contender on Record Day at Bandimere Speedway

DENVER, Colo. (July 24, 2015) – The first day of qualifying is complete at the 36th annual Mile-High NHRA Nationals, and Jason Line leads the KB Racing team with his blue Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro. With two clean runs down the racetrack, Line finished the day in the No. 7 position and will have two more chances to improve on Saturday.

The conditions on Friday night were ripe for the quickest times the Denver facility had ever seen, and Line was amongst those to have obliterated the previous Bandimere track records (6.916, 199.23) as he powered to a best time of 6.899-seconds at 199.29 mph. In all, 10 drivers exceeded the former records.

In the first session of qualifying, Line clocked a 6.909-second pass at 199.43 and improved in the second session with his 6.899, 199.29.

“It was fast out there,” said Line, who was the No. 1 qualifier in Denver one year ago. “We didn’t run as well as we would have liked today, but we think we understand why, and we’ll do better tomorrow. We’re glad to have one more day of qualifying, and we will be better tomorrow with our Summit Racing Camaros.”

The weather early in the day was quite warm and a headwind brought about the question as to whether or not the factory hot rods would be able to go fast, but as the first session of qualifying – scheduled for 5 pm Mountain – approached, big clouds blew into the area and brought with them a bit of rain that pushed qualifying later into the night. When the storm moved out and the track was dry, the direction of the wind also changed, allowing for some spectacular racing under the lights at the scenic facility.

“The track is very good out there, and the folks here at Bandimere Speedway always do a nice job,” said Line. “We can absolutely go faster tomorrow, and as long as things don’t go totally haywire, we will. We’re a little off, but we can get to where we need to be. We look forward to it.