Summit Racing–Line likes his chances on Sunday at Texas Motorplex

Line likes his chances on Sunday at Texas Motorplex

DALLAS, Texas, October 17, 2015 – Qualifying is in the books at the 30th annual AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals, and Summit Racing driver Jason Line certainly found his footing on the second day of the event. On Sunday at the fourth race of six in NHRA’s Countdown to the Championship playoffs, Line will start from the No. 2 position in the qualifying order and race Alan Prusiensky in the first round of eliminations at Texas Motorplex.

Line and Prusiensky have raced one another in the first round three previous times this season, with Line getting the win light each time.

“I just have to race him like I race everybody else – it makes no difference who you race, you still have to do your job,” said Line, a two-time Texas Motorplex champion.

Mooresville, N.C.-based Line will have the tools to get the job done as he has shown that his Summit Racing Camaro is one of the best on the property. Throughout qualifying, he picked up a total of four bonus points to prove it.

The first round on Friday began with 6.568-second pass at 210.64 mph, and he improved to a 6.505 at 212.86 that moved him all the way up to the No. 5 spot and nabbed the Texas Motorplex track record for elapsed time, if only for a moment.

At the conclusion of the first day of qualifying, Line predicted an even better scenario on Saturday – and he was proven correct as the conditions for the third session allowed tons of improvement. A wicked 6.471 at 213.40 mph moved Line up to No. 2, only missing the top spot because his speed was just a tick slower than Drew Skillman, who matched his elapsed time to the thousandth.

In the fourth and final session he raced to a strong 6.491 at 213.13 to solidify his start from No. 2, his best since qualifying second in Sonoma.

“My Summit Racing Camaro was good in Reading [the most recent race on the tour], but we missed it the first run here in Dallas. We got it back though, and my car is really good,” said Line, who is No. 8 in the championship standings. “I have a car that can win tomorrow, that’s for sure, and I feel really good about it. It’s been a rough Countdown for me, but hopefully tomorrow we can have a get-well day. We need it.”