Atlanta: Jason Line Saturday report

Line Rebounds to Start 11th in Atlanta The final qualifying summary for the 2010 Summit Racing Equipment Southern Nationals will show that Jason Line earned the eleventh starting position for Sunday's final eliminations on the strength of ...

Line Rebounds to Start 11th in Atlanta

The final qualifying summary for the 2010 Summit Racing Equipment Southern Nationals will show that Jason Line earned the eleventh starting position for Sunday's final eliminations on the strength of a 6.674-second, 206.64 mph pass made during his third attempt on Saturday morning.

However, a deeper look into the Summit Racing Pontiac driver's performance will show that his effort was more of a high-speed balancing act, as both he and his team looked to effectively leave the starting line while avoiding speed-robbing tire shake. Having successfully secured their spot for race day, the team turned their attention towards finding a way to make repeatable runs and put themselves in contention for their second win of the season.

"Naturally, we're pleased to have gotten our Summit Racing Pontiac into the field for the Summit Racing Southern Nationals, but our work is far from done," said Line. "At the moment, we seem to be walking a very fine line between making it down the track and shaking the tires, with our two attempts today providing a perfect example. In the morning, we got down the track with a good run, but then shook the tires in the afternoon. In order to give ourselves a realistic chance of winning tomorrow, we have to find a way to maintain the proper balance, hitting our car's sweet spot.

"Fortunately, the one area we don't have to worry about is the racetrack. Even under these demanding conditions, the racing surface here at Atlanta Dragway has been very good. I take my hat off to the people prepping it, because they did a great job. Now all we have to do is find a way to make sure our car takes advantage of it. After all, as a Summit race, we want to do everything we can to put on a good show for the people who support us."

-source: kb racing

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