Summit Racing–Line Just Getting Started at Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals

Line Just Getting Started at Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., September 5, 2015 – Jason Line made two good passes down the dragstrip at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis on the first full day of qualifying, and his performance at the 61st annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals is strengthening as the hours are moving along. For Line, currently No. 7 in the qualifying order, a fresh day in Indy is viewed as an opportunity that he intends to capitalize on.

“We have a little bit of an idea where we want to be now, and Team Summit is certainly looking forward to Sunday at the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals,” said Line.

In the first round of qualifying, Line powered to a 6.634-second pass at 208.78 mph that sent him to the No. 5 spot in the blue Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro. In the second session, the 37-time Pro Stock winner improved to a 6.580, 209.95 to end the day in the No. 7 spot.

Line, the current Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis elapsed time track record holder with a 6.538-second pass recorded in 2011, has won at nearly every racetrack on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series tour, but so far, an Indy trophy has escaped him. This year, however, Line is planning for a different outcome.

“We know that we can improve on that, for sure,” said Line, who has one Indy final round appearance on his scorecard and has twice been the low qualifier at the historic event – including last season when he raced to the semifinals. “I’m not unhappy with the runs today, but we started fresh with a couple of new things. We will continue to improve as the weekend goes on, and I’m feeling pretty good about it.

“I’m excited. I came here to win, and my Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro is a good car. Obviously, my KB Racing teammate [provisional low qualifier Greg Anderson] has a really good car, and we’re going to make it happen.”