Dallas: Jason Line final summary

Line turned back in round 2 ENNIS, Texas. (September 24, 2006) -- With teammate Greg Anderson, who is second in the POWERade Pro Stock point standings, out in the opening round and Dave Connolly, third in points, out in the second round, Jason...

Line turned back in round 2

ENNIS, Texas. (September 24, 2006) -- With teammate Greg Anderson, who is second in the POWERade Pro Stock point standings, out in the opening round and Dave Connolly, third in points, out in the second round, Jason Line was turned back by Mike Edwards in round two of the NHRA O'Reilly Fall Nationals presented by Castrol Syntec.

Edwards gained a starting line advantage of 37 hundredths of a second over Line, driver of one of the two KB Racing LLC-owned, Summit Racing Equipment-backed Pontiac GTOs. Line's pass of 6.674 seconds was two hundredth of a second short. Edwards covered the Texas Motorplex quarter-mile in 6.691 seconds.

"It's a little depressing to lose, as a loss always it," said Line, after he lost in the second round to Edwards. "Both (teammate) Greg (Anderson) and I had the best cars this weekend and, forgetting about points, should have been running in the money round today. It didn't happen. We both came up short, but in the point battle it turned out to be pretty much a wash.

"In that (second) round we had a small mechanical problem -- a valve spring -- otherwise I think I might have got him on the top end. But it wasn't to be. Also, as the reaction times indicate, I wasn't as good as I should have been up front. No room for error in the Pro Stock class."

With four races on the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing schedule, the POWERade Pro Stock point battle unofficially shakes out as follows: 1.) Jason Line, 1,358 points; 2.) Greg Anderson, 1,280 (-78); and Dave Connolly, 1,218 (-140).

-credit: kb racing

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Series NHRA
Drivers Greg Anderson , Jason Line , Dave Connolly , Mike Edwards