Memphis: Jason Line Saturday summary

Line jumps to No. 3 as qualifying ends at Memphis MILLINGTON, Tenn. (August 19, 2006) -- Qualifying for the 19th annual NHRA O'Reilly Mid-South Nationals is complete and Jason Line, driver of the KB Racing LLC-owned, Summit Racing ...

Line jumps to No. 3 as qualifying ends at Memphis

MILLINGTON, Tenn. (August 19, 2006) -- Qualifying for the 19th annual NHRA O'Reilly Mid-South Nationals is complete and Jason Line, driver of the KB Racing LLC-owned, Summit Racing Equipment-backed Pro Stock Pontiac GTO, qualified No. 3.

On Friday, a late-afternoon thunderstorm swept through Memphis Motorsports Park and pushed back the first round of qualifying until the 9 o'clock hour and cancelled the second. Of the three sessions that were run, including two today, Line's best elapsed time was a pass of 7.760 seconds, run in the oppressive heat and humidity of the last qualifying session today.

"While we are happy with where we qualified, we need to figure out how to make these Summit Pontiacs a little bit faster, they're not running as well as we would like them to," said Line, as he turned his thoughts to eliminations tomorrow following today's qualifying. "But as I said, No. 1 for (teammate) Greg (Anderson) and No. 3 for me is where we want to be -- on the opposite sides of the (qualifying) ladder.

"All-in-all, we have as good of chance to win this thing as anybody and that's our plan. Our goal is four win lights tomorrow."

Line goes head-to-head with Tommy Lee, who drives of a Chevy Cobalt, when eliminations get underway tomorrow. Lee qualified No. 14 with a run of 6.788 seconds at 203.40 seconds.

Line begins his quest for the O'Reilly Mid-South Nationals Pro Stock title on Sunday, Aug. 20, with eliminations for all classes beginning at 3 p.m. NOTE THE LATE START FOR ELIMINATIONS. Time is local Memphis time (CT) and subject to change at anytime.

-credit: kb racing

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Drivers Tommy Lee , Jason Line