TOPEKA, Kan., May 23, 2014 – Summit Racing Pro Stock driver Jason Line isn't letting a little rainy weather get under his skin, particularly when his KB Racing team is making a show of power at Heartland Park Topeka's NHRA Kansas Nationals. Line and his blue Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro are sitting in the No. 4 spot after the single qualifying session Mello Yello Drag Racing Series competitors were able to participate in before the rain moved in and canceled the remainder of the day's activities.
"It's not a whole lot of fun when you have weather come in like this," said Line, who raced to a quick 6.622 at 208.81 mph in the late afternoon session. "But we made a decent run and are pretty pleased. Thankfully, we've got another day of qualifying tomorrow with two more rounds before the field is set, so we have the opportunity to get my teammate Greg Anderson's car up there a little higher with us."
Anderson, who returned to driving the white Summit Racing Camaro at this event, clocked a 6.651 at 208.42 mph as the team worked to become reacquainted with the Camaro that KB Racing-powered Vincent Nobile drove for the first handful of races this season but with a Mountain View Racing wrap. Anderson is currently No. 12 in the lineup.
Nobile, now in a car owned by the Mitsos family, his team owners, and powered by engines built in the race shop at KB Racing, drove his way to the No. 1 position with a 6.601 at 208.71.
"That was a great run for Vincent, and it's very encouraging to have him at the top of the pack," said Line. "It's a good example of the power that we have. But we're all racers out here, and we all want to be No. 1. I'm happy for Vincent, but I'm hoping to have my Summit Racing Camaro up there in his place tomorrow."
Event Schedule (all times Central):
Saturday, May 24 Two qualifying sessions at 1:30 and 4:00 pm
Sunday, May 25 Final eliminations start with Top Fuel at 11:00 am
Television Coverage (all coverage on ESPN2, all times Eastern):
Eliminations Sunday, May 25 10 p.m. – 1 a.m.