After Friday qualifying Line is eager to bring more to the table on day two in Vegas

Jason Line teammate, Greg Anderson was the quicker of the KB Racing cars on Friday qualifying.

The first day of qualifying at the NHRA Nationals fueled Summit-backed Pro Stock drivers Jason Line and teammate Greg Anderson with a deep desire to rest up and return on Saturday fully prepared to reach deep into their arsenal at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for day two of their sponsor's title event.

Jason Line
Jason Line

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In the first qualifying session and with Las Vegas-based team owner Ken Black supporting Team Summit in person, Anderson was the quicker of the KB Racing cars with a 6.697-second pass at 207.27 mph, less than a mph off the fastest Pro Stock time of the day. Line was only a bit behind with a 6.704 at 206.42.

Line went on to improve in the second session in the blue Summit Racing Chevy Camaro and cleared the finish line with a stronger 6.689, 207.78 mph, to finish the day in the No. 6 position.

His teammate's progress in the silver Summit Racing Chevy, however, was halted by a spark plug that broke on the burnout. Anderson was eighth in the qualifying order at the conclusion of the first day of qualifying.

"We left a lot out there," said Line. "We certainly wanted to do better on the first day at the Nationals, so it's frustrating, but we know we can run with anybody.

We have the right pieces, the right folks, and the right resources, and we know we can get it done. Hopefully, that's exactly what will happen tomorrow."

On Saturday, Line and Anderson will take advantage of the final two qualifying sessions before Sunday eliminations, and those two sessions will come with the added incentive of exceeding the performances of their opponents in the K&N Horsepower Challenge, the once-yearly specialty race for eight of the top factory hot rod drivers.

Line and Anderson are on opposite sides of the ladder for the three-round bonus competition, with Line squaring off with V. Gaines and Anderson going to battle with Mike Edwards in the first round that will also act as the third round of qualifying.

"The K&N Horsepower Challenge is a really neat deal for the Pro Stock guys, and we really want to do well," said Line. "Tomorrow is a very big day for us with an important trophy up for grabs as we try to get both of the Summit Racing Camaros up closer to the top in the qualifying order before Sunday. You can bet we'll be digging deep."

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Series NHRA
Drivers Greg Anderson , Jason Line , Ken Black , Mike Edwards
Article type Qualifying report
Tags anderson, camaro, las vegas, line, nhra