Joliet: Anderson, Line King Demon preview

Anderson, Line earn No. 1 and No. 2 for a chance at $50,000 in King Demon Crown JOLIET, Ill. (June 7, 2006) -- KB Racing LLC drivers, Greg Anderson and Jason Line, qualified for this year's 22nd running of the NHRA King Demon Crown, a special...

Anderson, Line earn No. 1 and No. 2 for a chance at $50,000 in King Demon Crown

JOLIET, Ill. (June 7, 2006) -- KB Racing LLC drivers, Greg Anderson and Jason Line, qualified for this year's 22nd running of the NHRA King Demon Crown, a special event for Pro Stock drivers run in conjunction with the NHRA CARQUEST Auto Parts Nationals at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Ill.

Anderson, who was born in Duluth, Minn., and now lives in the Charlotte, N. C. area, secured the No. 1 position of the eight qualified drivers. His teammate Line, also a Minnesota native, was born in Wright, Minn., and now lives in Terrell, N.C., took the No. 2 spot.

Racers accrue points based on their qualifying position at each of the 23 national events preceding the King Demon Crown event. A No. 1 qualifying effort is worth 175 points, dropping 10 points per position through No. 4, which is worth 145 points. The No. 5 qualifier is awarded 140 points, dropping 5 points per position down to No. 16, which is worth 85 points. Drivers who do not qualify for an event do not earn points at that race.

The three-time and defending NHRA POWERade Pro Stock champion Anderson, who won the King Demon Crown in 2004 and was runner-up in 2003, collected 10 No. 1s, more than twice the number of any other competitor in the event this year, earning the top spot. He accumulated 3,740 points.

Line, with four No. 1s during the qualifying span, was runner-up in 2005 earned 3,450 points.

Both Anderson and Line will pull their KB Racing LLC-owned, Summit Racing Equipment Pontiac GTOs to the starting line at noon on Saturday, June 10 for the first round of this year's King Demon Crown. In the opening round, Anderson will face V. Gaines, who earned the No. 8 position; while, Line will square off against Allen Johnson, who qualified seventh.

With a total purse of $145,000 and a race payout of $76,000, the winner of this year's King Demon Crown receives $50,000, while the runner-up takes home $10,000. The two semifinalists walk away with $3,000 each and the four fist-round finishers each earn $2,500. Additionally, the low qualifier at each of the 23 qualifying events earns $3,000 (a total of $69, 000).

-kbr

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Series NHRA
Drivers Greg Anderson , Allen Johnson , Jason Line