Dallas: Jason Line Saturday report

A Consistently Quick Line Qualifies Third in Dallas For the third consecutive race, Jason Line's Summit Racing Pontiac was among the very best in qualifying, capturing the third starting spot in Sunday's final eliminations of the O'Reilly Super...

A Consistently Quick Line Qualifies Third in Dallas

For the third consecutive race, Jason Line's Summit Racing Pontiac was among the very best in qualifying, capturing the third starting spot in Sunday's final eliminations of the O'Reilly Super Start Batteries Fall Nationals in Ennis, TX . Despite huge changes in the weather and a six-hour delay due to rain on Saturday, in two of the four sessions at the Texas Motorplex Line's elapsed time was quickest of the 21 Pro Stock cars making an attempt, culminating with his 6.634-second, 208.30 mph pass on Saturday evening, which was the best of the round, solidifying his starting position and putting him in a good position for race day.

"It's great to go into race day with a hot rod as good as this Summit Racing Pontiac," said Line. "A lot of the credit goes to Rob (crew chief Downing), Tommy (crew chief Utt) and the rest of this KB Racing team. They've made some tremendous calls with the car pretty much responding the way we want it to. I have to admit I'm pretty excited about our chances.

"To win this race, we'll have to be error-free in all facets of the game, from the crew and the car to the driver. There are a lot of variables in drag racing and we're in a zero defect business if you want to win, because there are a lot of teams and cars that will take advantage of even the slightest mistake. Fortunately, I know we are up to the task.

"We need to do well tomorrow. We owe it to Summit and all of our sponsors, to our team owners Ken and Judy Black, as well as to our fans and ourselves. That's what it's all about. We're out here to do a job, so it's time to go out there and do the best job we can. If we do that, we have a good shot of leaving here with the trophy."

-source: kb racing

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