Summit Racing–Line plans to move up with performance at NHRA Nationals in Las Vegas

Line plans to move up with performance at NHRA Nationals in Las Vegas

MOORESVILLE, N.C., October 27, 2015 – Jason Line and the Summit Racing Pro Stock team just seem to shine when they get to The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, and this weekend’s 15th annual NHRA Nationals at the prestigious facility should be no exception for the driver who has been a finalist there five times and has started from the pole on five separate occasions.

“The plan of attack for Las Vegas is simple,” said Line, who won the fall event in Las Vegas in 2008. “I just have to do better than I have in the last few races.”

Line started the year strong, winning the season-opening Winternationals and nabbing the points lead right out of the gate. Through the first part of the season, Line scored two wins in three final rounds and was in and out of the top spot, but after Atlanta, he was unable to get it back. Another final round in Brainerd gave him a bit of a boost, but heading into the last two races of the season, the two-time NHRA Pro Stock champion is No. 7. A third season title is out of the picture for Line, but his determination is anything but quieted.

“I’ve never finished outside the top 5 since I began racing Pro Stock, and I’d certainly like to continue that streak,” said Line, who has raced with No. 2 on the window of his Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro this season. “My teammate, Greg Anderson, is still in the running for the championship, and this year isn’t over yet. Our KB Racing team still has a good chance of finishing the year well, and I just have to go try to do the best job I can to win for Team Summit.”

While the main focus is on concluding the current season in strong form, the KB Racing team is also working diligently behind-the-scenes back at their race shop in Mooresville, N.C., to prepare for wholesale changes for 2016 that have been mandated through a new outline of the rules for the class. Towards the top of the to-do list is becoming extremely familiar with and fine-tuning the fuel-injection system that will be mandatory on all Pro Stock cars in 2016, manufactured by Holley EFI.

“This is a very exciting time,” said Line. “We want to finish this year strong, and we’re putting a lot of effort into that, but we’re also working ahead on what’s to come for next year. We’ve still got some good racing left this year, and I’m looking forward to it.”