Line wins over teammate at Bristol Moves to No. 2 in POWERade points BRISTOL, Tenn. (April 30, 2006) -- Both KB Racing LLC/Summit Racing Equipment Pontiac GTOs made it to the final round with Jason Line turning back teammate Greg Anderson at the...
Line wins over teammate at Bristol
Moves to No. 2 in POWERade points
BRISTOL, Tenn. (April 30, 2006) -- Both KB Racing LLC/Summit Racing Equipment Pontiac GTOs made it to the final round with Jason Line turning back teammate Greg Anderson at the sixth annual O'Reilly Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway.
Line's last event win was at Chicago in the fall of last year and his last final round was at Dallas in 2005.
"Today was awesome," said Line. "We've kind of struggle all year on race day. We've qualified well but just haven't run well on race day. Today was definitely the exception. I would say we finally got it together, and it was really cool to race Greg in the final.
"That was the best part about it - especially beating him because not many people get to say they do that. He's tough in the final. I feel less pressure (against Anderson). It's actually fun because you know someone from our team is going to win. He's gotten the best of me more than I have him, so it's cool to beat him.
"We don't like (the parity), but I was happy to be No. 6 (6th different winner this season). From now on we can stop with that (parity) and either Greg or myself can just hog the rest of them. It's tough, it's really tough. Everybody's fast right now. I like this place (Bristol Dragway) no matter what. This is where I got my license and I've just always liked this place, so to win here is really cool."
Jason Line took wins over Ron Krisher, Richie Stevens, Jr. and Larry Morgan before matching up against Anderson in the final round.
Anderson got out first at the green light but by the finish line it was all Jason Line. Line, who was No. 1 qualifier, recorded an elapsed time of 6.716 seconds at 205.35 mph, the top speed of the event. Line also recorded the low elapsed time of the event, a 6.708 seconds, which he ran against Ron Krisher in the opening round of eliminations.
It was Line's ninth win in 16 finals and his first win at Bristol Dragway in two final rounds. Against Anderson he has won three times in nine final rounds (Career: Anderson holds an 11-5 advantage).
Line moved to No. 2 in the NHRA POWERade Pro Stock point standings and now has 415 points, 51 points behind Anderson, who has held the top spot since the season-opening event.