Jason Line, of Mooresville, N.C., is currently qualified in the No. 5 position at the conclusion of the first day of the NHRA Nationals.
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Jason Line's blue Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro is looking better and better at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, and the timing is right. Line, of Mooresville, N.C., is currently qualified in the No. 5 position at the conclusion of the first day of the SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals, and he will have two more opportunities to improve before the field is set.
"We made decent runs today in the Summit Racing Camaro," said Line. "We always want to be better, but to be honest it's difficult to complain when you're No. 5 and you're only five-thousandths of a second off the pole. The field is really tight, and we certainly didn't have a bad day. Tomorrow should be even better for Team Summit."
Line made a solid blast down the racetrack in the first session of the weekend, clocking a speedy 6.633 at 208.71 mph that was the second quickest of the round. In the second session, Line came back with an improved 6.630, 208.94.
The first round of the highly anticipated K&N Horsepower Challenge will count as the third round of qualifying for the eight drivers that qualified for the special bonus event. Line is qualified No. 5 and will race Shane Gray in the first round.
In addition to challenging for the trophy, the drivers are each paired with a lucky fan who won the K&N Sweepstakes. If Line should win, the fan that he has been paired with – Bob Edland of San Jose, Calif. – will win a brand new Toyota Tacoma truck loaded with extras.
"You know, Bob seems like a really nice guy," said Line. "I would really like to win this man a truck – I think it would make him happy, and I would like to win it for him. I sure want that trophy so, hopefully, tomorrow will be a good day for the Summit Racing team. It very well could be."