Line Scores Runner-Up Finish in All-Summit Las Vegas Final Summit Racing Pontiac driver Jason Line had a tremendous day on Sunday, powering to the runner-up finish at the NHRA Las Vegas Nationals in Las Vegas, NV. Starting from the fifth ...
Line Scores Runner-Up Finish in All-Summit Las Vegas Final
Summit Racing Pontiac driver Jason Line had a tremendous day on Sunday, powering to the runner-up finish at the NHRA Las Vegas Nationals in Las Vegas, NV. Starting from the fifth position, Line was the most consistent car in the hotly contested Pro Stock category, posting 6.65-second elapsed times in each of the first three rounds to defeat Larry Morgan, Ronnie Humphrey and Greg Stanfield and advance to his fifth final round of the season and 48th of his career.
In a fitting celebration of team owner Ken Black's return to the racetrack, Line would square off against Summit Racing teammate Greg Anderson for the win, marking the 14th time the duo would meet in the final. In an extremely close contest, Line and Anderson left the line almost in unison, streaking down the track as if welded together. However, Line's 6.656-second, 207.46 mph pass would fall just shy of defeating Anderson's 6.654-second, 207.43 mph run. Even so, the 2006 Pro Stock champion was pleased with his outing.
"We've had a great Summit Racing Pontiac for the last few races, but today we were finally able to get our act together on race day," said Line. "We made four good runs and I did a pretty decent job of driving. With the level of competition we have in Pro Stock, you have to be perfect to win, and today we were just about there. Still, since it was my teammate in the other lane, it was good enough.
"Today was one heck of a day for the KB Racing team and the entire Black family. They've obviously had a tremendous struggle, so it was nice to be able to repay them by putting both cars in the final. Even though I didn't win the race, I consider this one of the best days of racing I have ever had.
"As a team, we came through when we needed to. Opportunities like today don't come by very often, but we managed to get the job done, which as anyone who has ever competed will tell you, isn't easy. It makes us proud to know we did our job."
-source: kb racing