Brainerd: Jason Line Saturday summary

Line No. 2 at Brainerd BRAINERD, Minn. (August 12, 2006) -- Jason Line, from Terrell, N.C., who was born and raised in Wright, Minn., and began his racing career at Brainerd International Raceway (BIR), placed his KB Racing LLC Summit Racing ...

Line No. 2 at Brainerd

BRAINERD, Minn. (August 12, 2006) -- Jason Line, from Terrell, N.C., who was born and raised in Wright, Minn., and began his racing career at Brainerd International Raceway (BIR), placed his KB Racing LLC Summit Racing Equipment in the No. 2 position on the final qualifying ladder for the silver anniversary edition of the NHRA Lucas Oil Nationals being held this weekend at BIR.

After running a 6.775-second pass in Friday's opening session of qualifying, Line ended the day by posting 6.756 second run to finish the first day of qualifying in the No. 2 position.

In Saturday's two qualifying sessions, Line ran 6.759 seconds in the morning session and 6.753 seconds, the low for the session, in the final qualifying session for the Pro Stock cars.

"Our Summit Racing Pontiac was the quickest of the last session today and that makes me excited about going into eliminations tomorrow," said Line following qualifying. "I drove pretty well, which gives me confidence. I hope that (teammate) Greg (Anderson) and I both get to the finals. That would be a fun race. It's going to be a tough day tomorrow. Everybody else is fast too. We're just a tick above them which means we must drive well and the car must also be at its best."

Jason is also keeping one eye on his brother Lance who is racing here in Stock Elimination. "Lance has moved to the fourth round. He has won this race before, so he definitely could go all the way tomorrow. It would be really cool if we both could win it all," added Line.

Line goes against Kenny Koretsky, who returned to action for the first time since a horrific accident in a race against Bruce Allen last year at Dallas. Koretsky qualified No. 15 with an elapsed time of 6.783 seconds.

Entering this event, Line is No. 1 in the NHRA POWERade Pro Stock point standings. The unassuming Line took over the top spot at the NHRA national event in Denver and has held the No. 1 spot for the last three events.

Line begins his quest for the Lucas Oil Nationals Pro Stock title on Sunday, Aug. 13 with eliminations for all classes beginning at 11 a.m. All times are local Brainerd time (CT) and subject to change at anytime.

-credit: kb racing

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Series NHRA
Drivers Bruce Allen , Kenny Koretsky , Jason Line