Summit Racing’s Line set to challenge for last 2015 title

Summit Racing’s Line set to challenge for last 2015 title

POMONA, Calif., November 14, 2015 – Qualifying is in the books, and Summit Racing driver Jason Line is prepared to make a charge towards the trophy on Sunday at the 51st annual Auto Club NHRA Finals. Line, whose Pomona history includes reaching each of the most recent three final rounds at Auto Club Raceway Pomona, would very much like to continue the trend. He won the 2014 Winternationals, was runner-up at the 2014 NHRA Finals, and won the 2015 Winternationals.

In the first round of qualifying, Mooresville, N.C.-based Line recorded a 6.528-second pass at 212.86 mph to move into the No. 4 spot in the blue Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro. In the second session, Line improved to a 6.521, 212.79 and took over the No. 6 position.

Team Summit and the KB Racing crew showed consistency with a 6.527, 212.36 in the opening round on Saturday followed by a 6.520, 212.39 on a very receptive racetrack. Line ultimately qualified in the No. 8 position and will start from the top half for the 21st time this season. Just three races blocked the well-powered driver from a top-half start.

Line will race Chris McGaha in the first round, a driver he has not yet competed against this year.

“The plan is to get past that round and then move on to the next,” said Line. “If I can do that, and my teammate [Greg Anderson] wins his round, then we meet in the second round. That’s much earlier than we would like the Summit Racing Chevy Camaros to meet on Sunday, but it is what it is, and we’ll make the best of it.

“Greg’s car has been good this weekend, especially in that last session [when he went to the No. 1 spot], but mine hasn’t been very happy yet. Hopefully, tomorrow we get everything right and we have a long day. We have a lot of work to do tonight to get everything to where it needs to be, but we are going to make some very big changes, and hopefully that will be what it takes to win this last race with the current rules. We’d certainly like that.”