Courtesy of Summit Racing
Jason Line put a Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro in the winner’s circle for the second straight race of 2016. At the first race of the season, Line was runner-up to his teammate Greg Anderson. This time it was Line who took home the trophy.
“It was a fun day and a great way to start the year,” said Line. “Last year for me was kind of a dismal year, and our team is off to a much better start this year. I think everybody is kind of refocused and we’re on a mission.”
This weekend Line qualified in the No. 2 position running 6.622 seconds at 208.17 mph. He defeated Matt Hartford, Jeg Coughlin Jr. and his teammate Anderson to meet up with Chris McGaha in the finals. It was a close race with Line crossing the finish line first with a 6.666 at 205.16 mph to McGaha’s 6.671 at 208.75 mph.
“We’re striving to be better; that’s what racing is all about,” said Line. “It’s not about being equal but being better than everybody else. That’s our goal and so far we’re off to a good start. These other guys are going to work hard and there’s no doubt they’re going to catch up. We have to keep digging and we have a nice start.”
Line leaves Phoenix as the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series points leader in Pro Stock.