Joliet: Line King Demon challenge summary

Line runner-up for the King Demon Crown JOLIET, Ill. (June 10, 2006) -- In an all KB Racing LLC, Summit Racing Equipment final, Jason Line finished runner-up, by 36 thousandths of a second, to his teammate Greg Anderson in...

Line runner-up for the King Demon Crown

JOLIET, Ill. (June 10, 2006) -- In an all KB Racing LLC, Summit Racing Equipment final, Jason Line finished runner-up, by 36 thousandths of a second, to his teammate Greg Anderson in the King Demon Crown, a special event for Pro Stock drivers run in conjunction with the CARQUEST Auto Parts Nationals.

It was the second consecutive year that Line has finished runner-up in the King Demon Crown. Last year he lost another close final round to Dave Connolly.

Line takes home $10,000 for the Ken Black, owner of the KB Racing LLC race team. For co-crew chiefs Rob Downing and Jeff Perley, who oversee the operation of both Anderson's and Line's Pontiac GTOs, it was a win-win situation.

"I can't be too disappointed. In fact I'm not disappointed at all," said Line following the King Demon Crown battle with his teammate Anderson. "I did get out on him; we just didn't have enough for him at the top end. It had been a good day for me, Greg, KB Racing, Summit Racing Equipment and Pontiac. Following Greg's lead, we going to go spend some of King Demon's money, then come back and go after them again tomorrow."

In the opening round, Allen Johnson left a tad too quick (-.002 seconds) at the start and turned on the red light, giving the win to Line, who covered the Route 66 Raceway quarter-mile in 6.694 seconds at 206.07 mph.

Against Erica Enders in the semifinals, both drivers left together at the green light, but the power of the Summit Racing Pontiac of Line proved too much for the Chevrolet Cobalt of Enders. Line recorded an elapsed time of 6.650 seconds, while Enders was close behind in 6.718 seconds.

To race in the King Demon Crown, 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, 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 top eight point earners then are seeded into the King Demon Crown eliminations.

The winner of the King Demon Crown earns $50,000.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Greg Anderson , Allen Johnson , Jason Line , Dave Connolly , Ken Black