Summit Racing–Line zeroing in to be sharp and powerful on Sunday in St. Louis

Line zeroing in to be sharp and powerful on Sunday in St. Louis

MADISON, Ill., September 26, 2015 – Jason Line and his blue Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro have not yet shown their full potential at the 4th annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals, but on Sunday at Gateway Motorsports Park, that could – and should – change. Line, last year’s runner-up in St. Louis, qualified in the No. 10 position and will begin his quest for the title with a first-round meeting with Larry Morgan.

The first qualifying session concluded with Line driving his Summit Racing Camaro to a solid 6.547-second pass at 211.96 mph that was fourth-best of the session. In the evening session, Line improved to a 6.528, 211.99 and went home for the night in the No. 8 spot.

Saturday’s conditions were considerably different, with a cool breeze sweeping through Gateway Motorsports Park and a cover of clouds blanketing the area. The different conditions did not, however, aid Line’s attempt at climbing up the ladder. In the first round he was 6.531, 212.29 at the last timer on the racetrack, and in the last session of qualifying he raced to a 6.529, 212.16 to finalize his position as the No. 10 man in the line-up.

Line was not discouraged, although he had hoped for better qualifying results. He was elevated by the fact that his KB Racing teammate Bo Butner made a series of consistent and quick passes that came with a start from the No. 2 position. His Summit Racing teammate Greg Anderson blew the competition away with his powerful set of passes, earning all the big bonus qualifying points as the quickest car in each round and earning a start from the pole.

“I’m very happy about the progress for my teammates and their Chevrolet Camaros, and we are definitely narrowing it down with my car. We’re still kind of stuck, but it isn’t bad,” said Line. “It’s just off a little bit, but in this class right now, being a little bit off isn’t going to get it done. We’re going to keep digging, and we have great folks over here in the KB Racing camp. I’m certainly grateful for what I have, and I know it will all come together at some point in the very near future. It would be great if that was tomorrow.”