TEAM SUMMIT RACING GOES FOR WIN 16 IN QUEST FOR CHAMPIONSHIP
St. Louis, MO (September 21, 2016) – Team Summit Racing Pro Stock team heads to the AAA NHRA Midwest Nationals this weekend with a comfortable points lead. Drivers Jason Line and Greg Anderson want to keep it that way as they compete for the NHRA Mello Yello Championship.
After winning the first race of the NHRA Countdown to the Championship in Charlotte on Sunday, Line and Anderson, not taking anything for granted, were back at the track testing their Chevrolet Camaros on Monday
“We have three races in a row and not a lot of time to test. This was a golden opportunity since we live here. It’s close, convenient and we won’t have a chance after two or three races to get testing in,” Anderson said. “The competition right now is really close. We’re hoping to gain a performance edge going into St. Louis.”
Line has eight wins this season and Anderson has seven. With only five races left, both drivers want to finish strong and win the NHRA Pro Stock Championship.
“We have run well all year and the first part of the season we were faster than the other cars. To not win the championship would certainly hurt,” Line said. “This is a team effort. I want to win and I’ll be happy if Greg or Bo (Butner) wins.”
The AAA NHRA Midwest Nationals is a home event for Springfield, Illinois-based Nitro Funny Car driver Tim Wilkerson. Expect to see a lot of his die-hard fans, known as “Wilk’s Warriors,” at the track this weekend.
“We’re happy to be that close to home and excited to see all our friends and do the best that we can to keep advancing rounds,” Wilkerson said. “But it’s going to be stressful, too. Brian Stewart’s running, and my son Daniel will be working on his car. Dick Levi is going to bring all his closest friends. We want to win for all of our fans.”