Gainesville: Jason Line preview

Line will be after his second consecutive win at Gainesville GAINESVILLE, Fla. (March 14, 2006) -- Jason Line doesn't care which car goes to the Pro Stock winner's circle as long as it is one of the KB Racing LLC, Summit Racing ...

Line will be after his second consecutive win at Gainesville

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (March 14, 2006) -- Jason Line doesn't care which car goes to the Pro Stock winner's circle as long as it is one of the KB Racing LLC, Summit Racing Equipment Pontiac GTOs driven by either his teammate Greg Anderson or himself.

Between races, such as the time between the last race in Phoenix and this weekend's NHRA ACDelco Gatornationals, Line can be found working on the engines that power his and Anderson's cars.

"We have been working very hard to debut the DRCE 3 (General Motors' third generation Drag Race Competition Engine) engine," said Line as he readied the cars for the annual race at Gainesville (Fla.) Raceway. "I have been testing at the local track with a high portion directed toward testing the 3 engine. We hope to debut the DRCE 3 in the very near future. Our preliminary test shows an improvement over the 2 engine."

That last statement doesn't bode well for the competition as Line has finished second and third in the NHRA POWERade Pro Stock final point standing the last two years and his teammate Anderson has won the POWERade champion three times over the last three years.

After starting slow by his own standards, Line, who enters the ACDelco Gatornationals fifth in POWERade points, looks for a quick and fast track at Gainesville Raceway.

"I believe a combination of a smooth track surface, as well as usually great atmospheric conditions, provide teams with an opportunity to set new records at Gainesville. With temperatures predicted to be in the low 70s, hopefully both Pontiacs will be able to take advantage of the conditions. Last year, both Greg and I ran well in Gainesville," reflected Line, who is the defending Gatornationals Pro Stock champion.

Qualifying for Line and his KB Racing LLC/Summit Racing Equipment Pro Stock Pontiac GTO begins with two sessions on Friday -- St. Patrick's Day -- scheduled for 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. and concludes with two additional sessions on Saturday -- March 18 -- also at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Line begins his quest for his second consecutive Gatornationals Pro Stock title on Sunday with eliminations for all classes beginning at 11 a.m. All times are local Gainesville time (ET) and subject to change at anytime.

-kbr-

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Series NHRA
Drivers Greg Anderson , Jason Line