Team Summit Pre-Race Package NHRA Norwalk

KB Racing, Pro Stock race 7 of 18

photo credit: Auto Imagery

Greg Anderson
KB Racing, Summit Racing Equipment Chevrolet Camaro
Car No.: PS7
Current points position: No. 5

Event-specific Notes:
• The race at Summit Motorsports Park is the title event for Summit Racing Equipment, KB Racing’s longtime sponsor. Greg Anderson and KB Racing teammate Jason Line have been under the Team Summit umbrella since 2004.
• Anderson, the driver of the red Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro, went to the final round in Norwalk in three consecutive seasons, from 2015-17. He has three wins in five total final rounds there.
• Anderson has been steadily climbing in the Pro Stock standings this year. He reached the final round at back-to-back events in Las Vegas and Richmond to move up to No. 5 in the Pro Stock points.
• Anderson was the No. 1 qualifier and reached the semifinals at the most recent event on the Pro Stock schedule, the Route 66 NHRA Nationals in Chicago

Driver Notes:
• 2019 is Anderson’s 21st season as a Pro Stock driver. He began his career as a crew member and then was crew chief for championship winning driver Warren Johnson before taking the reins of his own Pro Stock car in Columbus in 1998.
• Las Vegas-based Ken Black brought Anderson on board as a tuner, then a driver for KB Racing. They won their first race together in 2001. They have been racing together for nearly two decades and have, along with crew chief Rob Downing, built a team that now owns 154 national event wins and eight championships.
• Anderson is a four-time NHRA Pro Stock world champion (2003-05, 2010)
• Anderson is the most decorated Pro Stock driver on the current tour. He has 91 national event wins and is the second-most winning driver of all time in the category (W. Johnson has 97).

Anderson in Norwalk
3 wins in 5 final rounds
Runner-up 2017 (Bo Butner)
Runner-up 2016 (Jason Line)
Won 2015 (defeated Drew Skillman)
Won 2010 (defeated Allen Johnson)
Won 2008 (defeated Larry Morgan)
No. 1 in 2017, 2016, 2009, 2007
In 2018: Qualified No. 7, first round

Anderson’s Career Stats through 2019 Route 66 Nationals in Chicago
(most recent Pro Stock event)
4-time NHRA Pro Stock series champion (2003-05, 2010)
458 Pro Stock races
91 wins
62 runner-up finishes
153 overall final rounds
103 No. 1 qualifier awards
Career best e.t.: 6.457
Career best speed: 215.48

“My Summit Racing Chevy Camaro was fast in Chicago, and we’re excited to get to Summit Motorsports Park this weekend. We’ve got some momentum and worked hard over the past two weeks to make our cars even better. I knew what I needed to work on, personally, leaving Chicago, and I’ve been doing that. I feel good going into this race, I feel like we’re prepared, and I feel like if Mother Nature plays nice, we have a good chance on Sunday. We’ll start the week on Wednesday with the Summit Racing Equipment employee picnic, then Thursday we’ll get to have some fun with them at Summit Motorsports Park for our annual sponsor race. It’s just a great way to start the weekend, and it always gets us pumped up to do our best.”

The 22nd annual Route 66 NHRA NationalsJason Line
KB Racing, Summit Racing Equipment Chevrolet Camaro
Car No.: PS5
Current points position: No. 4

Event-specific Notes:
• Line has won twice at Summit Motorsports Park, most recently in 2016 when he defeated Summit Racing teammate Greg Anderson in the final round. Overall, the two Summit Racing drivers have raced one another for the Pro Stock trophy 37 times. Anderson has 21 wins to Line’s 16 in all-team finals.

Driver Notes:
• Jason Line debuted a new Jerry Haas-built Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro at the 2019 Mello Yello Series season-opener in Pomona and wheeled it to the final round
• The driver of the silver Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro accumulated 600 Pro Stock round wins with his first-round victory in Richmond. It is the third most of any active driver in the category.
• The Mooresville, N.C.-based driver has 48 wins in Pro Stock and two in Stock Eliminator, one of NHRA’s premier Sportsman categories.
• In addition to driving for KB Racing, Line is the dyno operator at KB Racing and is part of the tuning team for the cars in the KB Racing stable
• Line has three NHRA Pro Stock world titles with KB Racing (2006, 2011, 2016), as well as one NHRA Sportsman championship earned in Stock Eliminator behind the wheel of his 1970 Buick Gran Sport (1993)
• His Pro Stock debut was in 2003 in Columbus behind the wheel of his 1970 Buick Gran Sport

Line in Norwalk
2 wins in 3 final rounds
Won 2016 (defeated Greg Anderson)
Runner-up 2012 (Vincent Nobile)
Won 2009 (defeated Mike Edwards)
No. 1 in 2008
In 2018: Qualified No. 2, second round

Line’s Career Stats through 2019 Route 66 Nationals in Chicago
(most recent Pro Stock event)
3-time NHRA Pro Stock series champion (2006, 2011, 2016)
1993 NHRA Stock Eliminator champion
362 Pro Stock races
48 Pro Stock wins
50 overall wins, including NHRA Sportsman and Professional categories
(2 Stock Eliminator, 48 Pro Stock)
52 runner-up finishes
100 Pro Stock final rounds
54 Pro Stock No. 1 qualifier awards
102 overall final rounds, including NHRA Sportsman and Professional competition
(2 Stock Eliminator, 100 Pro Stock)
Career best e.t.: 6.455
Career best speed: 215.17

“This is for sure one of our favorite races. The folks at Summit Racing Equipment always roll out the red carpet for us, and it’s an honor to race for them here at their event at Summit Motorsports Park. Our Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaros were good in Chicago, but we can be better. We spent a lot of time between races working on a few things, because there is no better way to thank the people who support us than by getting them a trophy on Sunday. We haven’t yet shown what we’re capable of this year, and I see this weekend as a perfect opportunity to do that.”

The 22nd annual Route 66 NHRA NationalsBo Butner
KB Racing, Jim Butner Auto Group Chevrolet Camaro
Car No.: PS8
Current points position: No. 1

Event-specific Notes:
• Bo Butner won the 2017 Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals at Summit Motorsports Park in an all-KB Racing final round. Butner defeated Greg Anderson for the trophy. There have been 45 KB Racing finals in the history of the team; Butner has won five of them.
• Butner, flying the Summit Racing colors, will compete in the SAM Tech Factory Stock Showdown at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals in his 2019 Cobra Jet Mustang
• Butner was the winner of the very first Factory Stock Showdown, which took placed in Indy at the U.S. Nationals in 2012
• He has four previous FSS wins, including the 2015 trophy in Gainesville, and has been to the final round at two FSS events this season

Driver Notes:
• Butner, the 2017 NHRA Pro Stock world champion, won the first race of the 2019 season and then again in Gainesville, Las Vegas, and Richmond. He is the incoming points leader.
• Butner’s victory in Richmond was the 153rd Pro Stock win for KB Racing, the acclaimed group racing out of Ken Black’s shop in Mooresville, North Carolina. KB Racing-powered Deric Kramer won No. 154 for the team in Chicago, the most recent Pro Stock event on the tour.
• Last October, Butner decided to hang up his Pro driving gloves and return to his Sportsman racing roots to focus on the Jim Butner Auto Group family business and his growing family (his first grandchild was born just after Gainesville). When the schedule was shortened to 18 races, though, he was encouraged by his mom, Dottie, to reconsider.
• An accomplished NHRA Sportsman racer, Butner earned the Comp Eliminator championship in 2006 and has four Division 3 season titles
• Butner has 11 Pro Stock wins on his scorecard

Butner in Norwalk
Won 2017 (defeated Greg Anderson)
In 2018: Qualified No. 4; semifinals

Butner’s Career Stats through 2019 Route 66 Nationals in Chicago
(most recent Pro Stock event)
2017 NHRA Pro Stock champion
2006 Competition Eliminator champion
94 races
11 Pro Stock wins
13 Pro Stock runner-up finishes
24 overall Pro Stock final rounds
10 Pro Stock No. 1 qualifier awards
26 overall wins, including NHRA Sportsman competition
(11 Pro stock, 6 Comp Eliminator, 3 Super Stock, 5 Stock Eliminator, 1 Super Street)
53 overall final rounds, including NHRA Sportsman and Professional competition
(24 Pro Stock, 13 Comp Eliminator, 6 Super Stock, 7 Stock Eliminator, 1 Super Street, 2 SAM Tech Factory Stock Showdown)
Career best e.t.: 6.475
Career best speed: 214.28

“I’m excited to race the Summit Racing Factory Stock Showdown Cobra Jet and my Pro Stock Chevy Camaro this weekend. We had Bristol off from both, and I’m ready to get back in these cars and have some fun. We get to go to Summit Racing headquarters on Wednesday and show our cars, tour the facility, and spend some time with all of the employees there, and that’s really cool. Summit Racing is a first-class business. It’ll be awesome.”

2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro Stock Standings
(after Route 66 NHRA Nationals, race 6 of 18)

1. Bo Butner (4), 578
2. Alex Laughlin, 391
3. Erica Enders, 333
4. Jason Line, 370
5. Greg Anderson, 349
6. Matt Hartford, 359
7. Deric Kramer (1), 277
8. Jeg Coughlin (1), 330
9. Rodger Brogdon, 286
10. Chris McGaha, 273

Race Info
13th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals
Summit Motorsports Park
Norwalk, Ohio
June 21-23, 2019

Summit Motorsports Park Track Records
Top Fuel
Doug Kalitta, 3.709 (2017); Clay Millican, 332.67 (2018)
Funny Car
Matt Hagan, 3.865 (2017); Robert Hight, 334.65 (2017)
Pro Stock
Erica Enders, 6.523 (2014); Enders, 212.63 (2014)
Pro Stock Motorcycle
Eddie Krawiec, 6.822 (2016); Hector Arana Jr., 197.36 (2017)

Run Schedule (all times local)
Friday, June 21
2:00 p.m. – SAM Tech Factory Stock Showdown qualifying session 1
3:00 p.m. – Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro qualifying session 1
6:00 p.m. – SAM Tech Factory Stock Showdown qualifying session 2
7:00 p.m. – Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro qualifying session 2

Saturday, June 22
12:15 p.m. – SAM Tech Factory Stock Showdown qualifying session 3
1:15 p.m. – Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro qualifying session 3
4:30 p.m. – Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro qualifying session 4

Sunday, June 23
10:00 a.m. – Pre-race ceremonies
11:00 a.m. – Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro eliminations begin,
eliminations for all categories continue

#NHRAonFOX Television Schedule (all times ET)
Qualifying / Saturday – 12:30-1:30 AM ET / FS1
Qualifying / Saturday – 2-3 PM ET / FS1
Finals / Sunday – 6:30-8:30 PM ET / FS1
Bonus Coverage / Tuesday – 7-8 PM ET / FS1

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