Starting line high priority for Jason Line at Phoenix Chandler, Ariz. (February 22, 2006) -- Jason Line plans to work on his driving techniques at the starting line at this weekend's second of 23 events in the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing...
Starting line high priority for Jason Line at Phoenix
Chandler, Ariz. (February 22, 2006) -- Jason Line plans to work on his driving techniques at the starting line at this weekend's second of 23 events in the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, the NHRA 22nd annual Checker Schuck's Kragen Nationals, which gets underway with qualifying Friday and Saturday and final eliminations on Sunday.
Line gives himself a grade of C on the lights at the recently completed season-opening NHRA CARQUEST Auto Parts Winternationals two weekends ago in Pomona, Calif. "I need to cut better lights than I did at Pomona," said Line, "to insure that we have a chance of putting both KB Racing Summit Racing Equipment Pontiacs in the finals."
Over the past two years, Line has gone to 15 final rounds, winning eight times. During the same time frame his teammate Greg Anderson has gone to 30 final rounds winning 23. The pair has met in five final rounds during 2004 and 2005. So there is a chance that the two can meet in the final round at Firebird International Raceway in Chandler, Ariz., just outside Phoenix.
Over all the team did well at Pomona, with Line ending qualifying locked in the No. 5 position. Line then incurred a holeshot loss to Larry Morgan in the second round. "With Greg winning the race, I would have to give the team an A-minus grade at Pomona. I need to improve on the lights at Phoenix. The ideal situation would be for us to be on opposite sides of the qualifying ladder, that way Greg and I have the opportunity to have a two-car KB Racing final round," said Line.
Qualifying for Line and his KB Racing LLC/Summit Racing Equipment Pro Stock Pontiac GTO begins with two sessions on Friday scheduled for 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. and concludes with two additional sessions on Saturday at 12 noon and 2:30 p.m. Line begins his quest for the Checker Schuck's Kragen Nationals Top Fuel title on Sunday with eliminations for all classes beginning at 11 a.m. All times are local Phoenix time (MST) and subject to change at anytime.