Phoenix: Jason Line final summary

One thousandth of a second the difference for Jason Line Chandler, Ariz. (February 26, 2006) -- Jason Line, driver of the KB Racing LLC Summit Racing Equipment Pro Stock Pontiac GTO, advanced to the quarterfinal round of today's...

One thousandth of a second the difference for Jason Line

Chandler, Ariz. (February 26, 2006) -- Jason Line, driver of the KB Racing LLC Summit Racing Equipment Pro Stock Pontiac GTO, advanced to the quarterfinal round of today's eliminations at the 22nd annual NHRA Checker Schuck's Kragen Nationals.

Line, who qualified No. 3, turned back Kurt Johnson in the opening round and found himself matched against Kurt's father, Warren Johnson, in the second round.

Against Warren, Line was near perfect but one thousandth of a second cost the Terrell, N.C. driver the race. Working on his techniques at the starting lights, Line was .001 of a second too fast and red lighted, giving WJ a free trip to the semifinals.

"It might as well have been a second or two too quick," said Line, "because the results would have been the same. That said, the team did have a good weekend with both cars and we showed improvement over the opening race."

Line leaves the Checker Schuck's Kragen Nationals No. 5 in the NHRA Pro Stock POWERade point standings with 110 points. Line's teammate Greg Anderson leads the point standings with 216 points.

The NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series now moves to the East Coast when the ACDelco Gatornationals unfolds at Gainesville (Fla.) Raceway, March 16-19.

-kbr-

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Series NHRA
Drivers Kurt Johnson , Warren Johnson , Greg Anderson , Jason Line