Line secures 54th Pro Stock No. 1, third of the season for Team Summit

Second annual Virginia NHRA Nationals

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DINWIDDIE, Va. (May 18, 2019) – The silver Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro Pro Stock car was lightning-fast this weekend during qualifying for the NHRA Virginia Nationals, and Jason Line was the fortunate driver who claimed the privilege of driving it to the pole at Virginia Motorsports Park. In doing so, three-time NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro Stock champion Line scored the 54th No. 1 of his career.

“It’s nice to get a green hat; I didn’t know they still gave them out,” joked Line, referencing the hats presented to NHRA’s low qualifier in each Pro category. It had been awhile for Line, who was last awarded a pole at the spring race in Las Vegas in 2017.

In qualifying, Line scooped up a total of nine bonus marks as one of the quickest Pro Stock cars in each session. His best qualifying pass was a stout 6.563-second pass at 210.47 mph.

“My Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro is a really good racecar right now, and I feel good going into tomorrow,” said Line, who will race Val Smeland in round one. “[Winning here in 2006] was a fun time, and tomorrow seems like a good day to get it done again. During qualifying, we didn’t make any mistakes, the team did a good job, and we learned some things. I feel like tomorrow we’ll have a really good racecar.”

Line’s Team Summit counterpart Greg Anderson, driver of the red Summit Racing Chevy, qualified in the No. 5 position with a best time of 6.578, 209.56. Throughout qualifying, his Pro Stock Camaro showed great power and promise, despite the very hot air in Richmond accompanied by soaring track temps.

The most recent Pro Stock event on the Mello Yello tour was the first weekend of April, and Anderson believes that keeping their noses to the grindstone during the time off is paying off for the KB Racing team. Four of the KB Racing Chevy Camaros finished qualifying in the top 5.

“The time off probably helped us, and we’ve been working hard,” said Anderson, who was awarded three bonus points as a top player in qualifying and scored the No. 5 position. “We got out and tested a couple of times and tried to get our act together. We were a little off the first few races of the year, and we knew we needed a turnaround.

“So far this weekend, it’s been good. We put in the time, and we got a better product. I’m interested to see what happens tomorrow because it’s very hot out there – the first real hot conditions of the year for us. Everybody is kind of learning as we go, but even as hot as it is, this is still a great racetrack. You really don’t have a concern when you go up there because it’s way better than a normal racetrack would be with this heat. The lanes are very even, and it should be a great day tomorrow. All of the KB Racing cars have a shot to win.”

Anderson will race Shane Tucker in round one.

Second annual Virginia NHRA Nationals

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Points leader Bo Butner has two No. 1’s on the season for KB Racing. Butner padded his points lead a bit by raking in four bonus points and will start from No. 3 in Richmond thanks to a best time of 6.573, 210.54. He will square off with Wally Stroupe in the first round of eliminations and is on the opposite side of the ladder from his Summit Racing teammates.

“Our Jim Butner Auto Chevy Camaro is a very fast racecar. We made four good runs, and it’s definitely capable of going rounds. That makes us happy,” said Butner, the 2017 Pro Stock champion and the driver who has earned three trophies this year in the first four events. “Evidently, the last 40 days the KB Racing guys have done some work – or maybe they just left our stuff alone, because it’s pretty good. It’s going to be a good race tomorrow, and I think it’s going to be fun. We’re kind of split up on the ladder, and if one of the KB Racing cars don’t win tomorrow, I’ll be shocked.”

Butner is also racing in the acclaimed NHRA SAM Tech Factory Stock Showdown, driving his 2019 Cobra Jet Mustang with sleek Summit Racing lettering on the door. Butner claimed the No. 1 qualifying position in the tough category that pits modern day muscle cars against one another in head-to-head matchups. He won his first-round match with Kevin Skinner, who couldn’t get the power to the ground on the boiling racing surface.

“I’m not shocked that we were No. 1 here this weekend because we did a lot of testing between the last race and this one, and we showed some good runs,” said Butner. “The competition is close right now, but you still have to do your job, just like in Pro Stock. These Factory Stock Showdown cars are a little more tricky. Most of the time, the Pro Stock car will go A to B, but these cars, not so much. We’re working on a good A to B that’s still a fast A to B. It’s neat though, because it’s a whole different animal.

“We had a 131-degree track temperature for first round and a 9-inch tire, but these cars still make good power because we’re throwing some cold water and cold air through the motor. It’s a tricky track, but you think it’s tricky now? Wait until the next round tomorrow when we run after the Pros. It’s going to be interesting.”

Second annual Virginia NHRA Nationals

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Jason Line
KB Racing, Summit Racing Equipment Chevrolet Camaro
Results:
Q1: 6.576-second at 210.11 mph (No. 1, +3 bonus points)
Q2: 6.563, 210.11 (No. 1, +3)
Q3: 6.570, 210.47 (No. 1, +2)
Q4: 6.590, 209.56 (No. 1, +1)

First round opponent: Val Smeland

Greg Anderson
KB Racing, Summit Racing Equipment Chevrolet Camaro
Results:
Q1: 6.593-second at 209.30 mph (No. 3, +1 bonus point)
Q2: 6.578, 209.56 (No. 2, +2 bonus points)
Q3: 6.584, 209.98 (No. 5)
Q4: 6.606, 209.309 (No. 5)

Bo Butner
KB Racing, Jim Butner Auto Group Chevrolet Camaro
Results:
Q1: 6.580-second at 209.98 mph (No. 2, +2 bonus points)
Q2: 6.580, 210.01 (No. 3, +1)
Q3: 6.573, 210.54 (No. 3, +1)
Q4: 6.601, 209.85 (No. 3)

2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro Stock Standings
(after NHRA Virginia Nationals qualifying, race 5 of 18)

1. Bo Butner (3), 465
2t. Matt Hartford, 318
2t. Alex Laughlin, 318
4. Jason Line, 308
5. Erica Enders, 277
6. Jeg Coughlin (1), 258
7. Rodger Brogdon, 254
8. Greg Anderson, 245
9. Deric Kramer, 239
10. Chris McGaha, 221

Race Info
Virginia NHRA Nationals
Virginia Motorsports Park
Richmond (Dinwiddie), Virginia
May 17-19, 2019

Run Schedule (all times local)
Sunday, May 19
11:00 a.m. – Pre-race ceremonies
12:00 noon – Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro eliminations begin,
eliminations for all categories continue

#NHRAonFOX Television Schedule (all times ET)
Finals / Sunday – 7:30-10:30 PM ET / FS1

**Full results posted at DragRaceCentral.com**

Line on the pole; KB Racing 1-2-3-4 on Friday in Richmond

Second annual Virginia NHRA Nationals

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DINWIDDIE, Va. (May 17, 2019) – Team Summit driver Jason Line powered the silver Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro to the provisional pole on Friday at the NHRA Virginia Nationals. Line, of Mooresville, N.C., is hoping to lock into his first No. 1 since the spring race in Las Vegas in 2017, and he’ll have two more opportunities to protect his position on Saturday as qualifying continues. His toughest competitors, though, look to be his own KB Racing teammates.

Greg Anderson, driver of the red Summit Racing Chevy, is in the No. 2 position, Bo Butner is No. 3, and Deric Kramer is in the No. 4 spot. Fernando Cuadra is a bit further down in the line-up but is in the top half as well, currently situated No. 8.

Team Summit came out swinging after a five-week break in Pro Stock action. Their last event on the tour was in Las Vegas in early April.

“A little time off was good, and we’re kind of taking a little bit of a different approach to things lately,” said Line, who has 53 No. 1 qualifier awards on his scorecard.

In the first round of qualifying, Line raced to a 6.576-second pass at 210.11 that was the quickest overall and fastest in terms of speed. He came back in the second session with an even better 6.563, 210.11. Line was again quickest and fastest of the session and accumulated a total of six bonus qualifying points for the day. Bonus marks are given for the top three quickest cars in each session.

“We’re just trying to do a better job and make sure we’re using everything that we have,” said Line. “Change is tough, especially when you’re old like us. We’ve been doing this a long time, and you have to learn to do new things. We’re in the process of that, and I think we’re going the right way.”

Jason Line
KB Racing, Summit Racing Equipment Chevrolet Camaro
Results:
Q1: 6.576-second at 210.11 mph (No. 1, +3 bonus points)
Q2: 6.563, 210.11 (No. 1, +3 bonus points)

Greg Anderson
KB Racing, Summit Racing Equipment Chevrolet Camaro
Results:
Q1: 6.593-second at 209.30 mph (No. 3, +1 bonus point)
Q2: 6.578, 209.56 (No. 2, +2 bonus points)

Bo Butner
KB Racing, Jim Butner Auto Group Chevrolet Camaro
Results:
Q1: 6.580-second at 209.98 mph (No. 2, +2 bonus points)
Q2: 6.580, 210.01 (No. 3, +1)

2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro Stock Standings
(after Las Vegas DENSO NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, race 4 of 18)

1. Bo Butner (3), 425
2. Alex Laughlin, 285
3. Matt Hartford, 284
4. Jason Line, 261
5. Erica Enders, 239
6. Jeg Coughlin (1), 225
7. Rodger Brogdon, 220
8. Greg Anderson, 208
9. Deric Kramer, 199
10. Chris McGaha, 189

Race Info
Virginia NHRA Nationals
Virginia Motorsports Park
Richmond (Dinwiddie), Virginia
May 17-19, 2019

Run Schedule (all times local)
Saturday, May 18
8:30 a.m. – Lucas Oil Series Sportsman eliminations begin
12:00 noon – SAM Tech Factory Stock Showdown qualifying session 3
12:45 p.m. – Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro qualifying session 3
3:00 p.m. – SAM Tech Factory Stock Showdown round 1
3:45 p.m. – Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro qualifying session 4

Sunday, May 19
11:00 a.m. – Pre-race ceremonies
12:00 noon – Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro eliminations begin,
eliminations for all categories continue

#NHRAonFOX Television Schedule (all times ET)
Qualifying / Friday – 10:30-11:30 PM ET / FS1
Qualifying / Saturday – 1:30 PM-3:00 PM ET / FS1
Finals / Sunday – 7:30-10:30 PM ET / FS1

**Full results posted at DragRaceCentral.com**

Team Summit NHRA Richmond Pre-Race Package

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Greg Anderson
KB Racing, Summit Racing Equipment Chevrolet Camaro
Car No.: PS7
Current points position: No. 8

Event-specific Notes:
• Pro Stock returns to the NHRA tour in Richmond after three races off. In 2019, Pro Stock was adjusted to an 18-race schedule. The last Pro Stock event was the DENSO Four-Wide Nationals in Las Vegas, April 5-7.
• Greg Anderson has won at each of the current NHRA national event racetracks except Virginia Motorsports Park. He was runner-up there in 2009.
• The driver of the red Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro holds the Virginia Motorsports Park track record for speed, set in 2009 at 215.36 mph.

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 152 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 Richmond
1 final round
Runner-up 2009 (Mike Edwards)
No. 1 in 2018
In 2018: No. 1 qualifier; second round

Anderson’s Career Stats through 2019 Four-Wide Nationals in Las Vegas
(most recent Pro Stock event)
4-time NHRA Pro Stock series champion (2003-05, 2010)
No. 11 in 2019 Pro Stock standings
456 Pro Stock races
91 wins
61 runner-up finishes
152 overall final rounds
102 No. 1 qualifier awards
Career best e.t.: 6.457
Career best speed: 215.48

Quotes:
“My Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro has been a very fast racecar. We’ve been gaining on it all year, in terms of both the engine and the car, and we expect that to continue in Richmond. Even when we’ve started off behind the eight ball, we’ve been able to make up ground and get back up to speed, so I think it’s going to be very important that we just don’t get behind the eight ball at all this weekend. The last time we raced, I had the best day I’ve had in a long time. I’m looking forward to getting right back to business.”

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

Event-specific Notes:
• Line, starting from the pole, won the NHRA Virginia Nationals in 2006 with a final-round defeat of Tom Martino
• During the break from Pro Stock racing, Line seized the opportunity to race Super Stock for the first time in his 1970 Buick Gran Sport, the same car in which he won the 1993 Stock Eliminator championship. He went to the second round two weeks ago in Charlotte.

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 will have accumulated 600 Pro Stock round wins if he should see a first-round victory in Richmond. That would be the third most of any active driver in the category. He has competed in 910 rounds of Pro Stock racing entering the event.
• 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

Line in Richmond
1 win in 1 final round
Won 2006 (defeated Tom Martino)
No. 1 in 2006
In 2018: Qualified No. 8; first round

Line’s Career Stats through 2019 Four-Wide Nationals in Las Vegas
(most recent Pro Stock event)
3-time NHRA Pro Stock series champion (2006, 2011, 2016)
1993 NHRA Stock Eliminator champion
No. 4 in 2019 Pro Stock standings
360 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
53 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

Quotes:
“It’s been interesting being away from the track with our Pro Stock cars these past few weeks. It gave us the opportunity to work on things in the engine shop and dyno room, and we’re excited about that. It was nice to have the opportunity to be a Sportsman racer again and get back to my roots, and who knows, maybe that will help a little bit when I get back in the silver Summit Racing Chevy this weekend. It’s been a long time since we’ve had the opportunity to see how what we’re working on stacks up against everyone else. We’re ready.”

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

Event-specific Notes:
• Butner won the ADRL SuperCar Showdown at Virginia Motorsports Park in 2012
• Although Pro Stock returns to the NHRA tour in Richmond after three races off, Butner has kept busy behind the wheel of his Summit Racing-branded Cobra Jet Mustang racing in the SAM Tech Factory Stock Showdown. Butner reached the final round of the shootout in Charlotte two weeks ago.
• Butner will race in both Pro Stock and the SAM Tech Factory Stock Showdown this weekend at VMP

Driver Notes:
• Butner, the 2017 NHRA Pro Stock world champion, won the first race of the 2019 season and then again in Gainesville and Las Vegas. He is the incoming points leader.
• Butner’s victory in Las Vegas was the 152nd Pro Stock win for KB Racing, the acclaimed group racing out of Ken Black’s shop in Mooresville, North Carolina
• 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 10 Pro Stock wins on his scorecard

Butner in Richmond
ADRL SuperCar Showdown win 2012 (defeated Chris Holbrook)
In 2018: Qualified No. 2; second round

Butner’s Career Stats through 2019 Four-Wide Nationals in Las Vegas
(most recent Pro Stock event)
2017 NHRA Pro Stock champion
2006 Competition Eliminator champion
No. 1 in 2019 Pro Stock standings
93 races
10 wins
13 runner-up finishes
23 overall Pro Stock final rounds
10 Pro Stock No. 1 qualifier awards
25 overall wins, including NHRA Sportsman competition
(10 Pro stock, 6 Comp Eliminator, 3 Super Stock, 5 Stock Eliminator, 1 Super Street)
50 overall final rounds, including NHRA Sportsman and Professional competition
(23 Pro Stock, 13 Comp Eliminator, 6 Super Stock, 7 Stock Eliminator, 1 Super Street)
Career best e.t.: 6.475
Career best speed: 214.28

Quotes:
“The lucky streak we’ve had in Pro Stock this year is just crazy. I feel like we just have to show up, but the truth is that we still have to do our job. The guys can’t make any mistakes in the pits, but with the guys I have, I never worry about that. It sets my mind at ease, so all I have to do is go out there and be a bracket racer. We’ve had some fun with the Factory Stock Showdown car since the last time we raced Pro Stock, but I’m looking forward to getting back in that Jim Butner Auto Chevy Camaro. We want to continue this roll we’ve been on.”

2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro Stock Standings
(after Las Vegas DENSO NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, race 4 of 18)

1. Bo Butner (3), 425
2. Alex Laughlin, 285
3. Matt Hartford, 284
4. Jason Line, 261
5. Erica Enders, 239
6. Jeg Coughlin (1), 225
7. Rodger Brogdon, 220
8. Greg Anderson, 208
9. Deric Kramer, 199
10. Chris McGaha, 189

Race Info
Virginia NHRA Nationals
Virginia Motorsports Park
Richmond (Dinwiddie), Virginia
May 17-19, 2019

Virginia Motorsports Park Track Records
Pro Stock
Mike Edwards, 6.509 (2009); Greg Anderson, 215.36 (2009)
Funny Car
Robert Hight, 4.005 (2008); Ashley Force Hood, 311.27 (2009)
Top Fuel
Tony Schumacher, 3.771 (2008); Antron Brown, 319.60 (2009)
Pro Stock Motorcycle
Hector Arana Jr., 6.795 (2018); Arana Jr., 199.14 (2018)

Run Schedule (all times local)
Friday, May 17
8:30 a.m. – Lucas Oil Series Sportsman qualifying begins
1:00 p.m. – SAM Tech Factory Stock Showdown qualifying session 1
1:45 p.m. – Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro qualifying session 1
4:15 p.m. – SAM Tech Factory Stock Showdown qualifying session 2
5:00 p.m. – Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro qualifying session 2

Saturday, May 18
8:30 a.m. – Lucas Oil Series Sportsman eliminations begin
12:00 noon – SAM Tech Factory Stock Showdown qualifying session 3
12:45 p.m. – Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro qualifying session 3
3:00 p.m. – SAM Tech Factory Stock Showdown round 1
3:45 p.m. – Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro qualifying session 4

Sunday, May 19
11:00 a.m. – Pre-race ceremonies
12:00 noon – Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro eliminations begin,
eliminations for all categories continue

#NHRAonFOX Television Schedule (all times ET)
Qualifying / Friday – 10:30-11:30 PM ET / FS1
Qualifying / Saturday – 1:30 PM-3:00 PM ET / FS1
Finals / Sunday – 7:30-10:30 PM ET / FS1

**Full results posted at DragRaceCentral.com**

Butner reaches Factory Stock Showdown Final

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Bo Butner, the 2017 NHRA Pro Stock champion, reached the final round of the SAM Tech Factory Stock Showdown at the 10th annual NGK Sparkplugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in Charlotte, April 26-28.

The Factory Stock Showdown is a specialty series that takes place during select NHRA national events. The competition showcases the drag-racing ready, factory-built vehicles produced by Detroit’s Big Three by way of the Ford Mustang Cobra Jet, the Dodge Challenger Drag Pak, and Chevrolet’s COPO Camaro.

The first race of this season’s eight-event Factory Stock Showdown began in March at the 50th annual NHRA Gatornationals, and there were 31 cars on the property vying for a spot in the 16-car field. A disheartened Butner did not qualify, but Charlotte’s Four-Wide Nationals marked race two and a chance for redemption.

“We wanted to do better at this race than we did at Gainesville, so we did some testing,” said Butner, who has accumulated four Factory Stock Showdown wins to date and won the first Showdown, which took place at the 2012 U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis.

“We didn’t test for conditions like today, though, so we’re happy with the outcome.”

Charlotte weather was tumultuous, with rain, hail and wind plaguing the first day of qualifying for the event. Butner’s first pass down the racetrack in his red Summit Racing-branded Cobra Jet wasn’t until 10pm on Friday, but it was worth the wait as he blazed down the quarter mile to a 7.827-second pass at 177.02 mph. Bill Skillman was a bit quicker with a 7.823 that moved him into the No. 1 position ahead of Butner.

Butner moved into eliminations on solid footing with a start from the No. 2 position. When first-round opponent Randy Taylor rolled through the beams and triggered a red-light on Saturday, Butner scored a ticket to round two, which would take place on Sunday.

Conditions were much warmer on the final day of the event, but the Bo Butner Racing team took the challenge in stride. Butner emerged victorious from his second-round meeting with Kevin Skinner by way of an 8.452, 148.59 preceded by a well-placed .007-second reaction time. Skinner was .048 at the tree and ran a 9.339, 136.68.

Floyds Knobs, Indiana-based Butner was handed a bye run into the final when would-be opponent Drew Skillman was a no-show after detonating an engine the round prior. Butner’s Cobra Jet relished the chance to stretch its legs and full-galloped downtrack to a 7.969, 176.42 in preparation for the money round.

There, Skillman’s father, Bill, was waiting.

The elder Skillman left first, .039 to Butner’s .053, and he kept ahead to win with a 7.940, 174.10 to a 7.953, 175.91. It was Bill’s first Factory Stock Showdown win, and Drew went on to win the Stock Eliminator title at the same event for a father-son winner’s circle celebration.

“I want to say congratulations to the Skillmans,” said Butner. “They worked hard, too. Billy deserves a win, and he’s had a very good start to the year. Drew, too, winning Stock. It’s pretty cool to have a father and son do that, and so we’re happy for them.

“I was fortunate to get past a few rounds, and we were very good with that. But now, we’re going to test again before Richmond and get it set up. We were pretty close today, but we just weren’t aggressive enough in the final.”

The next event for the SAM Tech Factory Stock Showdown competitors will be in Richmond at the NHRA Virginia Nationals.

“I’m looking forward to Virginia,” said Butner, who leads the Pro Stock points and is now No. 6 in the Showdown standings. “I can’t wait to hop back in the Pro Stock car – we’re on a good roll. We’re happy with the Showdown car, too. We’re hopeful that we’ll get our share of wins.”

BO BUTNER
Summit Racing/Jim Butner Auto Group Cobra Jet Mustang
Position in standings following event: No. 6

Butner’s results:
R1: Bo Butner defeated Randy Taylor, 10.803-second at 109.36 mph to (no time, left before tree)
R2: Butner def. Kevin Skinner, 8.452, 148.59 to 9.339, 136.68
R3: Butner def. Drew Skillman, 7.969, 176.42 to (no time, did not show)
R4: Bill Skillman def. Butner, 7.940, 174.10 to 7.953, 175.91

2019 Factory Stock Showdown Championship Standings
(after the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, race 2 of 8)

1. Drew Skillman, 181
2. Bill Skillman, 176
3. Stephen Bell, 127
4. Carl Tasca, 112
5. Chris Holbrook, 109
6. Bo Butner, 107
7t. Kevin Skinner, 105
7t. Randy Taylor, 105
9. David Barton, 98
10. Scott Libersher, 83
11t. Randy Eakins, 66
11t. Leah Pritchett, 66
13. Arthur Kohn, 65
14. David Janac, 63
15. Ryan Priddy, 62

2019 SCHOOL OF AUTOMOTIVE MACHINISTS & TECHNOLOGY SCHEDULE
March 14-17 Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, Gainesville, Fla.
April 26-28 NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, Charlotte, N.C.
May 17-19 Virginia NHRA Nationals, Richmond, Va.
June 7-9 Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals, Topeka, Kan.
June 20-23 Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals, Norwalk, Ohio
Aug. 28-Sept. 2 Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, Indianapolis
Sept. 27-29 AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals, St. Louis
Oct. 17-20 AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals, Dallas

Line back in the Sportsman saddle – this time in Super Stock

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Pro Stock was not contested at the NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, and Summit Racing’s three-time NHRA Pro Stock champion, Jason Line, saw a window of opportunity to get back behind the wheel of his 1970 Buick GS.

Line, the 1993 Stock Eliminator champion, is still piloting the same blue Buick. For the first time in his racing career, though, he entered the reliable racecar in the Super Stock category at the Charlotte event.

“I only get to run my car a couple of times a year, and I really just want to see how fast I can make it go,” said Line, who calls Mooresville, N.C., home. “It’s just a chance for me to go and have some fun. I’m not here to beat up on anybody; they’re going to beat up on me.”

Entered in SS/JA, Line had the chance to test just how fast his car could go when he was faced with back-to-back heads-up competitions in the first round of eliminations.

He qualified No. 8 with a 10.105 (.0895 under the class index) and advanced from the first round with a 10.088 next to a red-lighting Kevin Riner. In the second round, Bryan Worner clocked a 9.928 to defeat Line’s 10.149.

“This is about being with my wife and kids and having a good time, and absolutely, it was great,” said Line. “I’ve had the chance to visit with a few Sportsman racers I haven’t seen in a long time, and I like my old car. This was kind of a chance for me to relive my youth.”

Line will be back in the seat of his Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro Pro Stocker in Richmond at the NHRA Virginia Nationals, May 17-19, 2019.

Top half qualifier Wilkerson ready to nab another Four-Wide trophy

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CONCORD, North Carolina (April 27, 2019) – Tim Wilkerson holds a special place in his heart for zMAX Dragway and their annual four-wide drag racing spectacular. The driver of the Levi, Ray and Shoup Ford Mustang is one of just seven nitro Funny Car racers to have won the challenging event held at the esteemed facility just outside of Charlotte, and he’ll be looking for trophy No. 2 on Sunday at the NGK Spark Plugs Four-Wide Nationals.

Qualifying was not exactly smooth sailing for Wilk and his nitro cohorts as Friday’s night session was pushed well into the late evening after an angry weather system – rain and hail storms followed by a tremendous amount of wind and pollen – put a damper on the activities.

The first session of Funny Car was initiated but then cut short after just three cars made passes. When the weather was a bit friendlier, qualifying continued, but the surface and conditions were quite tricky and unresponsive to what the crew chiefs had to offer.

“NHRA did the best job they could, but as you could see by the amount of cars going down the track, it wasn’t indicative of anything we know how to do,” said Wilkerson, who mustered a 7.520-second at 95.51 mph pass that was actually good for the No. 6 spot.

On Saturday afternoon, conditions were more favorable. Wilkerson and his team prepared their LRS Mustang with fervor but overpowered the racetrack, stumbling to a 4.412, 234.21 that moved them down to 11th in the line-up. Going into the last round of qualifying, the team had a choice.

“The track was fine, we just tried a little too hard,” said Wilkerson.

“So, after I came back, looked at the data, and saw where it spun the tires on the track, we drug it back a little bit. Right before we made the run, I said to Richard [Hartman, Team LRS], ‘do we want to try to go 3.90 or 3.91, or do we want to just get down the track so we have lane choice?’ He said, ‘let’s just get down the track.’ That’s how I had it, so that’s how I left it. It responded really well.”

Wilkerson’s final qualifying pass resulted in a 3.960 at 320.97, and he moved up to No. 7 in the qualifying order.

“It was a good run. I was happy with what it did there. We have something for them tomorrow,” said Wilkerson.

The amiable driver, tuner, and team owner will come to the starting line in the first round for a match that will include Jack Beckman, Dave Richards, and Ron Capps.

“That’s a tough quad,” said Wilkerson as he eyed the ladder with consternation.

Behind him, Wilkerson’s wife and greatest supporter, Krista, chimed in, “But they’re all tough.”

“That’s true,” he agreed. “Anyway, anyone can win these things, so we really just need to do a good job and go down the track. We’ll make the thing go, and hopefully get out of first round. We’d like to keep up our stellar four-wide record.”

TIM WILKERSON
Levi, Ray & Shoup Ford Mustang
Qualifying position: No. 7
Wilkerson’s results:
Q1: no run – qualifying canceled due to weather
Q2: 7.520-second at 95.51 mph (No. 6)
Q3: 4.412, 234.21 (No. 11)
Q4: 3.960, 320.97 (No. 7)

First round quad: Tim Wilkerson, Jack Beckman, Dave Richards, Ron Capps

Race Info
NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals
zMAX Dragway, Concord, North Carolina
April 26-28, 2019

Run Schedule (all times local)
Sunday, April 28
11:00 a.m. – Pre-race ceremonies
12:00 p.m. – Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro eliminations begin,
eliminations for all categories continue

#NHRAonFOX Television Schedule (all times ET)
Qualifying / Saturday – 11 PM-12 AM ET / FS1
Finals / Sunday – 6-9 PM ET / FS1
Lucas Oil Sportsman Show / Thursday, May 9 – 9-10 PM ET / FS2

*Find detailed results at DragRaceCentral.com*

Team Summit NHRA Sportsman Charlotte 1 Pre-Race Package

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Jason Line
KB Racing, Line Performance, Summit Racing
SS/JA 1970 Buick GS
Car No.: 2455

Story Lines:
• Versatile Summit Racing drag racer Jason Line will compete in Super Stock for the first time this weekend at the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in Charlotte. He will be driving his 1970 Buick Gran Sport.
• The Mooresville, N.C.-based driver has 48 wins in Pro Stock and two in Stock Eliminator, one of NHRA’s premier Sportsman categories
• Line has three NHRA Pro Stock world titles with KB Racing, as well as one NHRA Sportsman championship earned in Stock Eliminator behind the wheel of his 1970 Buick Gran Sport
• 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

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Bo Butner
Summit Racing, Jim Butner Auto Group
FSS 2019 Ford Cobra Jet
Car No.: 3361

Story Lines:
• Bo Butner, flying the Summit Racing colors, will compete in the SAM Tech Factory Stock Showdown at the Charlotte Four-Wide 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 total previous FSS wins, including the 2015 trophy in Gainesville
• An accomplished NHRA Sportsman racer, Butner earned the Comp Eliminator championship in 2006 and has four Division 3 season titles
• The Floyds Knobs, Indiana-based driver is engaged to Randi Lyn Shipp, a Stock Eliminator competitor who will also race at the Four-Wide Nationals

Race Info
NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals
zMAX Dragway, Concord, North Carolina
April 26-28, 2019

Run Schedule (all times local)
Friday, April 26
8:00 a.m. – Lucas Oil Series Sportsman qualifying
4:30 p.m. – Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro qualifying session 1
7:30 p.m. – Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro qualifying session 2

Saturday, April 27
8:00 a.m. – Lucas Oil Series Sportsman eliminations
2:00 p.m. – Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro qualifying session 3
4:15 p.m. – Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro qualifying session 4

Sunday, April 28
11:00 a.m. – Pre-race ceremonies
12:00 p.m. – Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro eliminations begin,
eliminations for all categories continue

#NHRAonFOX Television Schedule (all times ET)
Qualifying / Friday – 8-9 PM ET / FS1
Qualifying / Saturday – 11 PM-12 AM ET / FS1
Finals / Sunday – 6-9 PM ET / FS1
Lucas Oil Sportsman Show / Thursday, May 9 – 9-10 PM ET / FS2

*Find detailed results at DragRaceCentral.com*

Butner extends points lead with NHRA Vegas Four-Wide win, Anderson surging and quick

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LAS VEGAS (April 7, 2019) – The final round of the DENSO Auto Parts NHRA Four-Wide Nationals contained three KB Racing-powered Chevrolet Camaro Pro Stockers battling for the trophy. In the end, though, there was only one trophy – and it went to points leader Bo Butner.

Greg Anderson, driving the red Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro, had the fastest car in their final-round fight, but Butner’s quicker reaction time beat all three of his challengers to get him the 10th Pro Stock win of his career and third of the year. Butner also won the season-opener in Pomona and the most recent race on the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series tour, the 50th annual Gatornationals in Gainesville.

“This class is so tight; it’s tough,” said Butner, who now has a total of six Las Vegas wins in 12 final rounds, across both Pro and Sportsman categories. “We made very good qualifying runs, and we always have a good car. It’s showed it at every race one time or another, even when we didn’t qualify No. 1.

“Today was just supposed to be our day, just like it was in Gainesville. But we’re ready to move on. We hate to have time off now, because we feel like we’re on a roll. But when we come back, we’ll have a 2019 Camaro, and hopefully it’s as nice to us as this one is.”

Butner, the No. 1 qualifier at the event, recorded a 6.639, 206.92 in the first round to advance. Jeff Isbell also advanced with a 6.854 while Butner’s KB Racing teammates Fernando Cuadra and Deric Kramer both left before the tree was activated. Butner’s time was the quickest pass of raceday for all the Pro Stockers.

In round two, Butner was low of the round with a 6.665 at 207.02 to score a ticket to the final. Matt Hartford also advanced with his 6.674, 206.49 to holeshot Chris McGaha’s 6.672 and tardy .123-second reaction time. Jeff Isbell’s 6.801 rounded out the quad.

In the final, Butner recorded a .030-second reaction time along with a 6.677-second pass at 206.67 mph to beat runner-up Hartford’s .052, 6.667, 206.51, Jason Line’s .054, 6.674, 206.99, and Anderson’s .076, 6.655, 207.94.

Anderson’s speed in the final was the fastest of all the Pro Stock cars all weekend long, and his Summit Racing Camaro claimed top speed at over 207 in each of the preceding rounds. He clocked a 6.692, 207.78 in the first round and a 6.689, 207.88 in round two moving on to the final round of the day.

“My Summit Racing Chevy Camaro was fast, and it was fast in Gainesville, too,” said Anderson, the No. 3 qualifier. “That was the bright spot, and we’re definitely gaining on the engine and the racecar, both. We started off a little behind the eight ball this weekend and missed the setup [in qualifying], so it took a few runs to catch up and get that speed back, but we finally did get it back. This was certainly the best day I’ve had all year. Maybe it’s baby steps, but it’s absolutely steps forward. We’re going to be a handful the rest of the year.”

Anderson is now No. 8 in the Pro Stock points.

Although Line qualified in the No. 10 position, he came into raceday with a fire in his belly and a good tune-up in his racecar. Line was quicker than Jeg Coughlin and Alan Prusiensky to move on to round two with Erica Enders. In the second stanza, he and Anderson were both quicker than their opponents, Enders and Alex Laughlin, to lock in their right to race for the money.

“We got better with the silver Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro as the weekend went on, so to salvage that kind of finish out of a little bit of a rough start was good,” said Line, who moved up to No. 4 in the Pro Stock standings with his showing in Las Vegas. “Today wasn’t a bad day, it just wasn’t a great day with my car. We made progress though, and we got a little bit better each run. I think that gives us something positive to look forward to, for sure.”

The next Pro Stock event for NHRA’s Mello Yello Drag Racing Series is the Virginia NHRA Nationals at Virginia Motorsports Park, May 17-19, 2019.

BO BUTNER
Jim Butner Auto Group Chevrolet Camaro
Points position following event: No. 1
Butner’s results:
R1: Bo Butner (6.639-second at 206.92 mph) and Jeff Isbell (6.854, 202.85) defeat Deric Kramer (left before tree) and Fernando Cuadra (left before tree)
R2: Butner (6.665, 207.02) and Matt Hartford (56.674, 206.48) def. Isbell (6.801, 203.77) and Chris McGaha (6.672, 206.64)
R3: Butner (.030-second reaction time, 6.677, 206.67) def. runner-up Matt Hartford (.052, 6.667, 206.51), Jason Line (.054, 6.674, 206.99), and Greg Anderson (.076, 6.655, 207.94)

GREG ANDERSON
KB Racing, Summit Racing Equipment Chevrolet Camaro
Points position following event: No. 8
Anderson’s results:
R1: Greg Anderson (6.692-second at 207.78 mph) and Alex Laughlin (6.661, 206.04) defeated Joey Grose (6.712, 205.16) and Steve Graham (6.697, 206.51)
R2: Anderson (6.689, 207.88) and Jason Line (6.680, 207.02) def. Laughlin (6.6984, 205.88) and Erica Enders (7.071, 204.05)
R3: Bo Butner (.030-second reaction time, 6.677, 206.67) def. runner-up Matt Hartford (.052, 6.667, 206.51), Line (.054, 6.674, 206.99), and Anderson (.076, 6.655, 207.94)

JASON LINE
KB Racing, Summit Racing Equipment Chevrolet Camaro
Points position following event: No. 4
Line’s results:
R1: Jason Line (6.672-second at 206.83 mph) and Erica Enders (6.651, 205.72) defeated Jeg Coughlin (6.849, 171.25) and Alan Prusiensky (6.721, 203.86)
R2: Line (6.680, 207.02) and Greg Anderson (6.689, 207.88) def. Laughlin (6.6984, 205.88) and Erica Enders (7.071, 204.05)
R3: Bo Butner (.030-second reaction time, 6.677, 206.67) def. runner-up Matt Hartford (.052, 6.667, 206.51), Line (.054, 6.674, 206.99), and Anderson (.076, 6.655, 207.94)

Race Info
DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals
The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
April 5-7, 2019

*Find detailed results at DragRaceCentral.com*

2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro Stock Standings
(after Las Vegas DENSO NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, race 4 of 18)

1. Bo Butner (3), 425
2. Alex Laughlin, 285
3. Matt Hartford, 284
4. Jason Line, 261
5. Erica Enders, 239
6. Jeg Coughlin (1), 225
7. Rodger Brogdon, 220
8. Greg Anderson, 208
9. Deric Kramer, 199
10. Chris McGaha, 189

 

Butner scores second No. 1 of season, looking for double-up at NHRA Vegas Four-Wide

GatornationalsLAS VEGAS (April 6, 2019) – Bo Butner’s KB Racing-powered Jim Butner Auto Group Chevrolet Camaro has taken a liking to the racing surface at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and proved it by traveling swiftly and consistently down the quarter-mile to land its pilot his second No. 1 of the season. Butner’s possession of the pole at the DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals marks his 10th time to lead the pack as a Pro Stock driver.

“Our crew has worked so hard,” said points leader Butner, who clocked a best time of 6.648-second at 206.67 mph. He will race Jeff Isbell, along with KB Racing teammates Deric Kramer and Fernando Cuadra, in the first quad on Sunday.

“Our Jim Butner Auto Group Chevy Camaro is a good car, and it’s been a good car since I first sat in it. We’re very fortunate to have the KB Racing team, Summit Racing, Jim Butner Auto Group, DENSO, and of course Speed Dawg supporting us. We’re just out here having fun, and maybe that’s one of the reasons why we have success like this. We enjoy it so much.

“We have a good racecar and went down the track four times in qualifying. Tomorrow, we’ll only have to go three to win the race. I’m very happy and can’t wait.”

Butner was also the No. 1 qualifier in Super Stock driving Jim and Frank Grossi’s GT/AA ’06 Pontiac Sunfire. On Saturday, he socked away wins in the first and second round of Super Stock, which means that he’ll be racing for two trophies on Sunday.

Notably, Butner was a double-up winner in 2012 when he won both Stock Eliminator and Comp in Las Vegas.

“It would be really awesome to double up this weekend [in Super Stock and Pro Stock]. It would be awesome for Frank and Jim Grossi. It would just be great to win here in Super Stock, period. To double up would be kind of like in Gainesville [two weeks ago], when Randi Lyn [Shipp, fiancée and Stock Eliminator racer] and I both won. It’s already been an unbelievable start to the season, and we’re just blessed.”

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KB Racing teammate Greg Anderson, driver of the red Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro, made a terrific move in the fourth and final qualifying session. Coming into the round, he was No. 7 in the lineup, but when he powered his way to a 6.664, 206.92, he launched all the way up to the No. 3 position. Anderson’s first-round quad will include Joey Grose, Alex Laughlin, and Steve Graham.

“That was certainly an improvement, but we aren’t getting to the 60-foot timer like we want to yet,” said Anderson, an eight-time Vegas winner. “That will be a focus for us on Sunday. But yes, we’re definitely pleased to see the red Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro improve over the course of qualifying. It’ll be interesting tomorrow because it’s going to be a whole new challenge because it looks like it’ll be a hot, greasy racetrack – the first of 2019. When that happens, all bets are off, baby.

“We’ll see tomorrow, who best can handle that challenge. Whoever can manage that will be the one that wins, and we want nothing more than to put this Summit Racing Chevy in the winner’s circle. We’ve got those DENSO spark plugs under the hood, and to win the DENSO Four-Wide Nationals would sure mean a lot to us.”

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Jason Line, driver of the silver Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro, settled into the No. 10 qualifying position with a best time of 6.679, 206.10. His quad will include Jeg Coughlin Jr., Alan Prusiensky, and Erica Enders.

“Four-wide racing is always a challenge, so tomorrow should be interesting,” said Line, who comes into raceday with two wins in six final rounds at The Strip. “My silver Summit Racing Chevy wasn’t quite as fast as we had hoped, but we made some changes before the last session and we feel like we’re on the right track. Tomorrow’s hot racetrack will definitely be a factor, but KB Racing has had some good fortune both in Las Vegas and in four-wide racing. We’ll see how it works out tomorrow, but our goal is always the same. We want to win the race.”

Pro eliminations at the DENSO Auto Parts NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway will begin on Saturday beginning at 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time.

BO BUTNER
Jim Butner Auto Group Chevrolet Camaro
Qualifying position: No. 1
Butner’s results:
Q1: 6.677-second at 205.63 mph (No. 6)
Q2: 6.648, 206.67 (No. 1, +3 bonus points)
Q3: 6.655, 207.40 (No. 1, +3 bonus points)
Q4: 6.694, 205.51 (No. 1)

GREG ANDERSON
KB Racing, Summit Racing Equipment Chevrolet Camaro
Qualifying position: No. 3
Anderson’s results:
Q1: 19.523-second at 45.66 mph (No. 14)
Q2: 6.688, 205.63 (No. 10)
Q3: 6.670, 205.63 (No. 7)
Q4: 6.664, 206.92 (No. 3, +2 bonus points)

JASON LINE
KB Racing, Summit Racing Equipment Chevrolet Camaro
Qualifying position: No. 10
Line’s results:
Q1: 6.706-second at 205.94 mph (No. 8)
Q2: 6.681, 205.76 (No. 8)
Q3: 6.687, 206.13 (No. 10)
Q4: 6.679, 206.10 (No. 10)

Race Info
DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals
The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
April 5-7, 2019

Run Schedule (all times local)
Sunday, April 7
9:00 a.m. – Lucas Oil Series Sportsman eliminations
11:00 a.m. – Pre-race ceremonies
Noon – Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro eliminations begin
eliminations for all categories continue

#NHRAonFOX Television Schedule (all times ET)
Qualifying / Sunday – 11:30 AM-12:30 PM ET / FS1
Finals / Sunday – 5:30-8:30 PM ET / FS1

Watch this video for more information regarding NHRA Four-Wide racing: http://bit.ly/2ViAh7n

*Find detailed results throughout the weekend at DragRaceCentral.com*

2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro Stock Standings
(after Las Vegas DENSO NHRA Four-Wide Nationals qualifying, race 4 of 18)

1. Bo Butner (2), 345
2. Alex Laughlin, 265
3. Jeg Coughlin, 225
4. Matt Hartford, 224
5. Jason Line, 221
6. Rodger Brogdon, 220
7. Erica Enders, 219
8. Deric Kramer, 199
9. Chris McGaha, 169
10. Greg Anderson, 168

Another top qualifying effort for Butner, this time on Friday at NHRA Vegas

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LAS VEGAS (April 5, 2019) – KB Racing-powered Bo Butner, the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro Stock champion, entered the DENSO Auto Parts NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in Las Vegas as the points leader. The driver who won the last race on the tour is already standing out again in his powerful Jim Butner Auto Chevrolet Camaro as he nabbed the provisional pole on Friday at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

After finishing eighth in the Pro Stock points in 2018, Butner came out swinging and won the season-opener in Pomona. He was No. 1 qualifier at the next race (Phoenix), and then won again two weeks ago at the 50th annual NHRA Gatornationals in Gainesville.

“We’ve always kind of had a good car, it’s just now coming around to our turn,” said Butner, who recorded a 6.648-second pass at 206.67 mph for the leading position on the first day of qualifying. “That’s how drag racing is – ups and downs.”

Butner, an avid Sportsman racer, is also the No. 1 qualifier in Super Stock driving the GT/AA ’06 Pontiac Sunfire owned by veteran competitor Jim Grossi.

“Jim isn’t feeling really well, so he called and asked me to drive his car. I love doing that for these old-school Super Stock racers; it’s really something I enjoy,” explained Butner, who has a total of five wins in Las Vegas in 10 final rounds across four categories. His Sportsman wins at The Strip have come in Comp and Stock Eliminator, including a double-up in both categories in 2012.

“We’ve been very, very fortunate here,” he continued. “This is the coolest town, and the track is amazing. We owe that to [The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Director of Drag Racing Operations] Jeff Foster. He runs this place, and he knows how to make racers happy. I don’t know, Vegas has always been good to us.

“I’m happy with my team, I’m happy with my car. I think it’s time to go race.”

Qualifying for the DENSO Auto Parts NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway will continue on Saturday beginning at 12:30 p.m. Pacific Time.

BO BUTNER
Jim Butner Auto Group Chevrolet Camaro
Provisional qualifying position: No. 1
Butner’s results:
Q1: 6.677-second at 205.63 mph (No. 6)
Q2: 6.648, 206.67 (No. 1, +3 bonus points)
Q3: to be run Saturday
Q4: to be run Saturday

GREG ANDERSON
KB Racing, Summit Racing Equipment Chevrolet Camaro
Provisional qualifying position: No. 10
Anderson’s results:
Q1: 19.523-second at 45.66 mph (No. 14)
Q2: 6.688, 205.63 (No. 10)
Q3: to be run Saturday
Q4: to be run Saturday

JASON LINE
KB Racing, Summit Racing Equipment Chevrolet Camaro
Provisional qualifying position: No. 8
Line’s results:
Q1: 6.706-second at 205.94 mph (No. 8)
Q2: 6.681, 205.76 (No. 8)
Q3: to be run Saturday
Q4: to be run Saturday

Race Info
DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals
The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
April 5-7, 2019

Run Schedule (all times local)
Saturday, April 6
8:00 a.m. – Lucas Oil Series Sportsman eliminations
12:30 p.m. – Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro qualifying session 3
3:00 p.m. – Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro qualifying session 4

Sunday, April 7
9:00 a.m. – Lucas Oil Series Sportsman eliminations
11:00 a.m. – Pre-race ceremonies
Noon – Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro eliminations begin
eliminations for all categories continue

#NHRAonFOX Television Schedule (all times ET)
Qualifying / Sunday – 11:30-12:30 AM ET / FS1
Finals / Sunday – 5:30-8:30 PM ET / FS1

Watch this video for more information regarding NHRA Four-Wide racing: http://bit.ly/2ViAh7n

*Find detailed results throughout the weekend at DragRaceCentral.com*

2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro Stock Standings
(after the NHRA Gatornationals, race 3 of 18)

1. Bo Butner (2), 301
2. Alex Laughlin, 229
3. Jason Line, 189
4. Erica Enders, 186
5. Matt Hartford, 185
6. Rodger Brogdon, 184
7. Jeg Coughlin Jr. (1), 180
8. Deric Kramer, 166
9. Kenny Delco, 141
10. Chris McGaha, 137
11. Greg Anderson, 130