Columbus: Jason Line Saturday summary

Line qualifies No. 3 at National Trail Raceway KIRKERSVILLE, Ohio (May 20, 2006) -- After a slow start by KB Racing LLC standards, Jason Line has been on a "roll". At this weekend's 42nd Pontiac Performance Nationals...

Line qualifies No. 3 at National Trail Raceway

KIRKERSVILLE, Ohio (May 20, 2006) -- After a slow start by KB Racing LLC standards, Jason Line has been on a "roll". At this weekend's 42nd Pontiac Performance Nationals presented by Summit Racing Equipment continued to show why he's close to the top in the NHRA POWERade Pro Stock point standings by qualifying No. 3.

With this weekend's No. 3 qualifying position, the Wright, Minn.-native, North Carolina-transplant has qualified in the top five -- including two No. 1s -- in seven of the eight races thus far in 2006.

His best of four qualifying runs at National Trail Raceway during qualifying was an elapsed time of 6.688 seconds. He also set a track record top speed of 206.61 mph, which Line ran in the final qualify session.

Neither he nor his teammate Greg Anderson took top qualifying honors It was the first time in the last 14 races, dating back to Indy of the 2005 season, that either Line or Anderson didn't place one of their KB Racing LLC/Summit Racing Equipment Pro Stock Pontiac GTO in the No. 1 qualifying position.

"It was a nice streak," said Line following qualifying. "All good things come to an end eventually. It will be up to us to start an even longer streak beginning next weekend in Topeka. But right now we need to concentrate on tomorrow's eliminations. We need to go over this Summit Racing Pontiac from front to back, work on the engine, everything. We need to make better runs tomorrow."

In the opening round of eliminations, Line will find Dave Northrop in the opposite lane. Northrop qualified No. 14 with a pass of 6.718 seconds. It will be the first meeting between the two.

Line takes his KB Racing LLC/Summit Racing Equipment Pro Stock Pontiac GTO to the starting line tomorrow (May 21) when eliminations for the Pontiac Performance Nationals Pro Stock title get underway at 11 a.m. Time is local Columbus time (ET) and subject to change at anytime.

-kbr-

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Series NHRA
Drivers Greg Anderson , Jason Line , Dave Northrop