Starting Third, Line Looks to Add to His Team's Success in Pomona
On the strength of a 6.553-second, 210.90 mph run made on his third attempt, Summit Racing driver Jason Line qualified third for Sunday's final eliminations of the Auto Club NHRA Finals in Pomona, CA. This marks the 10th time in the last eleven races that Line has earned a starting spot in the top five positions, which, combined with the six extra bonus points earned by posting the quickest time in the first and third qualifying sessions, places him in a good position to accomplish his dual goals of winning his second race of the season and finishing second in the championship standings behind his teammate Greg Anderson, who captured the 2010 Pro Stock title on Saturday at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.
"Today was a great day for the Summit Racing team, with my teammate Greg Anderson winning this year's championship," said Line. "It's a testament to all the hard work everyone has done both at the track and back at our shop in Mooresville, and they are all to be congratulated. We weren't perfect, but we were reasonably close, which was good enough to get it done.
"As far as my Summit Racing Pontiac is concerned, we made two good runs in the left hand lane, but had our issues on the right side, just as many of our competitors did, so keeping lane choice will be crucial.
"Winning will be a tough task, because there are five or six cars out here that can run within a few thousandths of each other, which is pretty impressive in itself. Still, we have a lot on the line, and we'd like nothing more to join our teammate in making it to the winner's circle here in Pomona this weekend, putting the perfect ending on a great year."
-source: kb racing