Line focuses on cutting point deficit ENNIS, Texas (September 19, 2007) -- Jason Line, driver of one of the two KB Racing LLC-owned, Summit Racing Equipment Pro Stock Pontiacs, has but one job to do over the next two...
Line focuses on cutting point deficit
ENNIS, Texas (September 19, 2007) -- Jason Line, driver of one of the two KB Racing LLC-owned, Summit Racing Equipment Pro Stock Pontiacs, has but one job to do over the next two races if he wants to repeat as the NHRA POWERade Pro Stock champion.
Beginning with this weekend's 22nd annual NHRA O'Reilly Fall Nationals, at the Texas Motorplex, that job is to overcome a 31 point deficit between himself and fourth and be among the four drivers that advance to the final segment -- the Countdown to 1.
As Line, now from Mooresville, N.C, begins the third of four payoff races in the Countdown to 4 segment of the NHRA POWERade Pro Stock Countdown to the Championship, he is currently sixth among the eight drivers that are still in contention for this year's championship.
"We have our work cut out for us over these next two races," said Line as he looked toward the beginning of qualifying. "This Summit Pontiac is running the best it has all season. The formula is easy: qualify high and go rounds on Sunday. I feel we have enough performance left to be part of the four guys that will be moving on in Vegas."
At the Texas Motorplex, the all-concrete quarter-mile in Ennis, Texas, near Dallas, Line has one final round appearance. He was runner-up to his teammate Greg Anderson in 2005.
When qualifying begins Friday, Line will begin his quest for his 14th career win. In 2007, he has one win (at Houston over Allen Johnson) in four final rounds.