Jason Line ends qualifying No. 5 POMONA, Calif. (February 11, 2006) -- Jason Line drove his KB Racing LLC/Summit Racing Equipment Pro Stock Pontiac GTO, to the No. 5 qualifying position on the final qualifying ladder...
Jason Line ends qualifying No. 5
POMONA, Calif. (February 11, 2006) -- Jason Line drove his KB Racing LLC/Summit Racing Equipment Pro Stock Pontiac GTO, to the No. 5 qualifying position on the final qualifying ladder for the season-opening NHRA CARQUEST Auto Parts Winternationals.
The best of four runs for Line was a 6.689 seconds at 206.95 mph over the Auto Club Raceway at Pomona quarter-mile track. In the opening round of eliminations tomorrow, Line will face Greg Stanfield. Stanfield qualified No. 12 with a pass of 6.710 seconds.
"So far so good," said Line after qualifying ended. "The weather is nice, we're running decent. We've got one car on the pole, so we're halfway there. Now we just need to finish the job. We're still rusty for sure, but we're headed in the right direction. We're starting out a little bit better than we did last year. I've got no complaints, though we definitely have room for improvement on the runs. I'm pretty happy right now."
Line's teammate, three-time Pro Stock POWERade champion Greg Anderson, qualified his KB Racing LLC/Summit Racing Equipment Pontiac GTO in the No. 1 position.
Line begins his quest for the CarQuest Winternationals Pro Stock title on Sunday with eliminations for all classes beginning at 11 a.m. All times are local Pomona time (PST) and subject to change at anytime.
Qualifying highlights for the 46th annual NHRA CARQUEST Auto Parts Winternationals can be seen on ESPN2 on Saturday (Feb. 11) from 10 p.m. until 12 midnight. ESPN2 will also air same-day television coverage of eliminations from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. on Sunday (Feb. 12). The elimination show repeats early Tuesday morning from 3-5 a.m. Television times are Eastern Time (ET) and subject to change at anytime. Check local listings.