St. Louis: Jason Line Saturday report

Line's Record Qualifying Streak is Snapped in St. Louis Two weeks ago Summit Racing Pontiac driver Jason Line became the first competitor in the history of the NHRA's Pro Stock category to qualify for the first 150 races of his career.

Line's Record Qualifying Streak is Snapped in St. Louis

Two weeks ago Summit Racing Pontiac driver Jason Line became the first competitor in the history of the NHRA's Pro Stock category to qualify for the first 150 races of his career. Unfortunately, this impressive string came to an end on Saturday at the AAA Midwest Nationals in Madison, IL, as Line's quickest pass of 6.701 seconds fell 15/1000ths of a second shy of making Sunday's starting field. As a result, for the first time since making his Pro Stock debut in June 2003 at the Pontiac Excitement Nationals in Columbus, Ohio, the 21-time national event winner will be a spectator in race day.

"Naturally, I'm disappointed with our performance this weekend," said Line. "We came into this event thinking we had made some gains with my Summit Racing Pontiac, but just couldn't get it off the starting line. We threw everything we had at it over the last two days, including swapping some parts over from Greg's (teammate Anderson) car in the last session.In the end,we were never able to make a decent run, and as close as the competition is in Pro Stock, we came up a little short.

"However, we're not about to hang our heads about this. Setting the mark a couple weeks ago was nice, and it's something this entire KB Racing team can be very proud of. I knew it would eventually come to an end,although I would have preferred putting it off for a while longer. Still, we'll put today's disappointment behind us, focus on doing whatever we can to help Greg win tomorrow, and then turn our attention on getting my car straightened out and ready to race in Atlanta. It's going to be a challenge, but we're not about to quit until we get this turned around."

-source: bk racing

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