Jason Line capped off a dominant season by the KB Racing team by driving his Summit Camaro to the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Pro Stock championship on Sunday at the Auto Club NHRA Finals in Pomona. Line, who previously won Pro Stock titles in 2006 and 2011, as well as a Stock eliminator national championship in 1993, clinched the title when he defeated reigning champ Erica Enders in the semifinals.
After qualifying in the No. 1 spot with a 6.545, Line entered final eliminations with a 23-point advantage over his teammate, Greg Anderson, who he will race in the final round. With 20 points available per round win, Anderson can’t catch Line, even if he should win the all-KB team final.
“I don’t like pressure; I’m a boring guy and to have it come down to the end like this is hard on my heart,” joked Line. “It’s been an incredible dream season. I can’t believe I didn’t mess it up. You think about it, but you don’t want to overthink it because it’s not about thinking; it’s about letting your foot out, and I struggle with that sometimes. It’s such an honor to be here; you have no idea.