Gainesville: Jason Line final summary

Record run has Jason Line seeing red GAINESVILLE, Fla. (March 18, 2007) -- Jason Line drove his KB Racing LLC, Summit Racing Equipment Pontiac GTO to a record pass at the 38th annual ACDelco Gatornationals today only to lose the...

Record run has Jason Line seeing red

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (March 18, 2007) -- Jason Line drove his KB Racing LLC, Summit Racing Equipment Pontiac GTO to a record pass at the 38th annual ACDelco Gatornationals today only to lose the round.

Leaving five thousandths of a second too soon and lighting the red bulb on the starting light, Line set new standards for both elapsed time and speed (6.553 seconds/211.69 mph), although his teammate, Greg Anderson, lowered the E.T. mark (6.536 seconds) later in the round. While the performance numbers stand, the sting of a foul start still had Line seeing red after the run.

"I threw away an opportunity that only comes along once or twice in any given season," said Line, following the run that left the reigning champ with mixed feeling.

"I thought I had cut the light perfectly and didn't realize that I red-lighted until I had been through all the gears. I can't win. I take static for been late and losing on a holeshot and now I take static for leaving too soon.

"I'm pleased with the performance of the Summit Pontiac and look forward to doing it all again at Houston.

NEXT RACE: The NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series now moves to Baytown, Texas, near Houston, for the 20th annual NHRA O'Reilly Spring Nationals at Houston Raceway Park, March 30 through April 1.

-credit: kb racing

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Drivers Greg Anderson , Jason Line