Sonoma: Jason Line preview

Line has an eye on the winner's circle at Infineon Raceway SONOMA, Calif. (July 26, 2006) -- With his eye on the winner's circle, Pro Stock driver Jason Line knows that he must be at the top of his game when the final event of the three-race ...

Line has an eye on the winner's circle at Infineon Raceway

SONOMA, Calif. (July 26, 2006) -- With his eye on the winner's circle, Pro Stock driver Jason Line knows that he must be at the top of his game when the final event of the three-race Western Swing -- the NHRA FRAM Autolite Nationals -- unfolds this weekend at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma Calif.

With a quick and fast car to rely on, Line sits atop the NHRA POWERade Pro Stock point standings for the first time in his career, but the driver from Terrell, N.C., by way of Wright, Minn., knows he must use the full potential of his KB Racing LLC-owned Summit Racing Equipment Pontiac GTO to separate himself from the rest of the field.

"We got to the top by having the best car out there both in qualifying and eliminations," Line said on the eve of the Sonoma race. "Now we must make a move to show that we are the best and, because there are so few races remaining, we must not let anything get in the way of putting this Summit Pontiac in the winner's circle here at Infineon Raceway. It is up to us and this KB Racing team. With no time left, we must start right now!"

Entering Sonoma, Line leads the NHRA POWERade Pro Stock point standing with 935 points. Teammate Greg Anderson, who drives an identical Summit Racing Pontiac GTO, is second, 25 points behind Line. Dave Connolly, third in the standings, is 56 points behind the leader. Jim Yates (fourth) and Kurt Johnson (fifth) round out the top five.

Qualifying for Line and his KB Racing LLC/Summit Racing Equipment Pro Stock Pontiac GTO begins with two Pro Stock sessions on Friday, July 28, scheduled for 3:15 and 6:45 p.m. and concludes with two additional Pro Stock sessions on Saturday, July 29, at 10 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. Line begins his quest for the FRAM Autolite Nationals Pro Stock title on Sunday, July 30, with eliminations for all classes beginning at 12 noon. Prior to the start of Sunday's event, Line joins other NHRA/POWERade Drag Racing Series drivers for a fan appreciation autograph session that will take place from 9 to 9:45 a.m. on the Infineon Raceway road course, next to the drag strip, in front of the start/finish grandstand. All times are local Sonoma time (PT) and subject to change at anytime.

-kb racing

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series NHRA
Drivers Kurt Johnson , Greg Anderson , Jason Line , Dave Connolly