Team Summit Pre-Race Package NHRA Seattle

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Greg Anderson
KB Racing, Summit Racing Equipment Chevrolet Camaro
Car No.: PS7
Current points position: No. 2

Event-Specific Notes:
• The driver of the red Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro is the most recent winner on the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series tour, and in fact has won the last two events back-to-back. Anderson was victorious in Denver and then again in Sonoma to score the 92nd and 93rd Pro Stock trophies of his career.
• The Mooresville, N.C., resident is the only Pro Stock driver to have ever swept the Western Swing by winning Denver, Sonoma, and Seattle. He accomplished the feat in 2004. Only seven Mello Yello Series and one Lucas Oil Series drivers have ever done it. With wins in Denver and Sonoma, Anderson has a shot to repeat at this weekend’s Seattle event.
• Anderson’s three Pacific Raceways victories ties Summit Racing teammate Jason Line for the most of any currently competing Pro Stock driver. No other current Pro Stock driver has more than one Seattle win.

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 156 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 93 national event wins and is the second-most winning driver of all time in the category (W. Johnson has 97).

Anderson in Seattle
3 wins in 5 final rounds
Won 2003 (defeated Larry Morgan)
Won 2004 (defeated Dave Connolly)
Won 2010 (defeated Jeg Coughlin Jr.)
Runner-up 2011 (Jason Line)
Runner-up 2014 (Jason Line)
No. 1 in 2003, 2011
Last year: Qualified No. 2; second round

Anderson’s career stats through 2019 NHRA Sonoma Nationals
(most recent Pro Stock event)
4-time NHRA Pro Stock series champion (2003-05, 2010)
461 Pro Stock races
93 wins
62 runner-up finishes
155 overall final rounds
103 No. 1 qualifier awards
Career best e.t.: 6.457
Career best speed: 215.48

Quotes:
“Winning the last two weeks in a row proves to me that I can still do this. It’s so much fun, and I’ve been reminded these last two weeks why I do it. It’s just fantastic, and I’m going to Seattle with a smile on my face. I’m eager to race there and see if the cards fall the right way again. I had a lot of luck in Sonoma, we didn’t make any big mistakes, and I found my way to the winner’s circle. Hopefully, we can do that again this week for the sweep.”

Jason Line
KB Racing, Summit Racing Equipment Chevrolet Camaro
Car No.: PS5
Current points position: No. 4

Event-Specific Notes:
• Jason Line, driver of the blue Summit Racing Equipment Chevrolet Camaro, has three wins in Seattle entering this weekend’s event. Only one currently competing Pro Stock driver has as many – his KB Racing teammate Greg Anderson.

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 50 national event wins on his scorecard: 48 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

Line in Seattle
3 wins in 5 final rounds
Won 2014 (defeated Greg Anderson
Runner-up 2012 (Erica Enders)
Won 2011 (defeated Greg Anderson)
Runner-up 2009 (Mike Edwards)
Won 2008 (defeated Allen Johnson)
No. 1 in 2006
Last year: Qualified No. 5; second round

Line’s career stats through 2019 NHRA Sonoma Nationals
(most recent event)
3-time NHRA Pro Stock series champion (2006, 2011, 2016)
1993 NHRA Stock Eliminator champion
365 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
102 overall final rounds, including NHRA Sportsman and Professional competition
(2 Stock Eliminator, 100 Pro Stock)
54 Pro Stock No. 1 qualifier awards
Career best e.t.: 6.455
Career best speed: 215.17

Quotes:
“I had a couple of good runs in Sonoma, and my silver Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro is really good. I was excited for Sunday last weekend, and things didn’t go as I’d hoped for my car, but Team Summit got the win, and that’s a good feeling. Seattle has been good for me. I’m looking forward to heading north.”

Bo Butner
KB Racing, Jim Butner Auto Group Chevrolet Camaro
Car No.: PS8
Current points position: No. 1

Event-Specific Notes:
• In addition to racing his Jim Butner Auto Group Chevrolet Camaro, he will also be racing Super Gas in Seattle. Last weekend in Sonoma, Butner made his debut in Super Gas in a roadster he had never driven before. He won the event.

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.
• 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 Seattle
Last year: Qualified No. 7; semifinals

Butner’s career stats through 2019 NHRA Sonoma Nationals
(most recent event)
2017 NHRA Pro Stock champion
2006 Competition Eliminator champion
98 races
11 Pro Stock wins
13 Pro Stock runner-up finishes
24 overall Pro Stock final rounds
10 Pro Stock No. 1 qualifier awards
27 overall wins, including NHRA Sportsman competition
(11 Pro stock, 6 Comp Eliminator, 3 Super Stock, 5 Stock Eliminator, 1 Super Street, 1 Super Gas)
54 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, 1 Super Gas)
Career best e.t.: 6.475
Career best speed: 214.28

Quotes:
“I’ve been good in Seattle before, but Greg [Anderson, KB Racing teammate] is two out f the last two. He’s on a little bit of a roll even though he hasn’t had the best car. Things are going his way, which is good for our KB Racing team, and I’m really happy with my Jim Butner Auto Group Chevy Camaro. We’re one and two in points, and if we can get Jason [Line] up there to third, we’ll have a good headstart going into the Countdown.”

2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro Stock Standings
(after NHRA Sonoma Nationals, race 9 of 18)

1. Bo Butner (4), 781*
2. Greg Anderson (2), 675
3. Alex Laughlin, 658
4. Jason Line, 582
5. Matt Hartford, 567
6. Deric Kramer (1), 558
7. Jeg Coughlin (1), 544
8. Erica Enders, 535
9. Chris McGaha (1), 477
10. Rodger Brogdon, 320

Race Info
31st annual Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Northwest Nationals
Pacific Raceways
Kent, Washington
August 2-4, 2019

Pacific Raceways Track Records
Top Fuel
Antron Brown, 3.685 (2016); Steve Torrence, 331.61 (2018)
Funny Car
Del Worsham, 3.832 (2016); Jack Beckman, 334.15 (2016)
Pro Stock
Chris McGaha, 6.488 (2015); McGaha, 213.40 (2015)

Run Schedule (all times local)
Friday, August 2
9:15 a.m. – Lucas Oil Series Sportsman qualifying and time trials begin
3:00 p.m. – Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro qualifying session 1
6:15 p.m. – Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro qualifying session 2

Saturday, August 3
9:15 a.m. – Lucas Oil Series Sportsman eliminations begin
1:30 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, August 4
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 Schedule (all times ET)
Qualifying / Friday – 6:30-8 PM ET / FS1
Qualifying / Saturday – 10:30-11:30 PM ET / FS1
Finals / Sunday – 4-7 PM ET / FOX

#NorthwestNats
**Results posted on DragRaceCentral.com**

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