Las Vegas: Jason Line Saturday report

Line's Record-Setting 150th Start Will Come from Ninth Pro Stock standout Jason Line reached a personal milestone on Saturday at the SummitRacing.com Nationals in Las Vegas, NV, simultaneously etching his name into the NHRA record books. On the...

Line's Record-Setting 150th Start Will Come from Ninth

Pro Stock standout Jason Line reached a personal milestone on Saturday at the SummitRacing.com Nationals in Las Vegas, NV, simultaneously etching his name into the NHRA record books. On the strength of a 6.748-second, 205.07 mph run in the morning session, the Minnesota native claimed the ninth starting position for Sunday's final eliminations at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. This not only marks the 150th start of Line's Pro Stock career, but is also the first time anyone in the class has qualified for their first 150 races.

Although pleased to have surpassed the mark set by legendary Pro Stock racer Bruce Allen, the Summit Racing Pontiac driver was more concerned about the inconsistent performance of his race car as he looks to score his second win of the season at his sponsor's race in his team owner's home town.

"It's pretty cool to be the first guy in Pro Stock to qualify for his first 150 races," said Line. "I'd rather be talking about my 150th win, but it's still a tremendous accomplishment that we can all be proud of. More than anything, it shows just how good this Summit Racing team is, and shows what we are capable of doing. Of course, I'd be a lot happier if we were running better.

"The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway is a hard place to race and the conditions this weekend haven't made it any easier. We've been working to adapt our Summit Racing Pontiac to the track all weekend, with some things working better than others. It could be worse, but it's certainly not the type of performance we were looking for.

"Naturally, being a Summit-sponsored race in Ken's (team owner Black) hometown, we'll do whatever we can to put one of our Summit Racing Pontiacs in the winner's circle. We'll start by looking at the data from our first four runs and decide what changes need to be made, so we can come up with a game plan for tomorrow. Needless to say, we have our work cut out for us."

-source: kb racing

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Series NHRA
Drivers Bruce Allen , Jason Line