Richmond: Jason Line Saturday notes

Line Qualifies Fourth, Likes His Chances in Richmond Of the three professional categories competing at this weekend's Virginia NHRA Nationals in Richmond, VA, the Pro Stock Cars are the most dependent on the weather, using carburetors and ...

Line Qualifies Fourth, Likes His Chances in Richmond

Of the three professional categories competing at this weekend's Virginia NHRA Nationals in Richmond, VA, the Pro Stock Cars are the most dependent on the weather, using carburetors and gasoline. Therefore, they look forward to racing in conditions similar to those encountered at Virginia Motorsports Park on=2 0Saturday, with temperatures in the 60's under overcast skies. Summit Racing Pontiac racer Jason Line was among those taking advantage, slicing eight-hundredths of a second from his best effort on Friday, with his 6.556-second, 211.10 mph best capturing the fourth starting position for Sunday's final eliminations.

With similar conditions forecast for race day and confident that there was room for even further improvement in his race car, Line was cautiously optimistic about his chances for duplicating his 2006 win at this race.

"Although we have a strong starting spot for Sunday, I'm a little disappointed because I feel like we left a little on the table in that last session when the air was really good," said Line. "Still, things are good. There were some cars that ran career bests in that session and didn't make the show.

"All things considered, I'm pretty happy. We're starting fourth and our Summit Racing Pontiac has a shot at winning the race. I also feel pretty good knowing we're capable of running with (No. 1 qualifier Mike) Edwards. We didn't do it tonight, but the potential is certainly there. What's important is that we take full advantage of the conditions tomorrow, running like we can and putting one of the Summit Pontiacs in the winner's circle."

-credit: kbr

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