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jason lineJason Line
KB Racing, Summit Racing Equipment Chevrolet Camaro
Car No.: PS4
Current points position: 2

Event Notes:

  • Jason Line will retire from driving his Summit Racing Equipment Chevrolet Camaro for Ken Black Racing at the conclusion of the 2020 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. He will remain an integral part of KB Racing as he continues to produce and finesse high-performance engines in the team’s Mooresville, N.C., race shop, supporting their Pro Stock endeavors as well as their commitment to Sportsman racing.
  • The driver of the silver Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro was runner-up at the first race of the season, the NHRA Winternationals in Pomona
  • Line has two wins in five Phoenix final rounds
  • In addition to driving for KB Racing, Line is the dyno operator at KB Racing and is an active 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 Phoenix
  • Two wins in five final rounds
  • Runner-up 2018 (Chris McGaha)
  • Won 2016 (defeated McGaha)
  • Won 2012 (defeated Greg Anderson)
  • Runner-up 2008 (V. Gaines)
  • Runner-up 2007 (Kurt Johnson)
  • No. 1 in 2007, 2017

Last year at this event: Qualified No. 3; second round

Line’s career stats following the 2020 Winternationals
(most recent event)
3-time NHRA Pro Stock series champion (2006, 2011, 2016)
1993 NHRA Stock Eliminator champion
375 Pro Stock races
50 Pro Stock wins
52 overall wins, including NHRA Sportsman and Professional categories
(2 Stock Eliminator, 50 Pro Stock)
53 runner-up finishes
103 Pro Stock final rounds
105 overall final rounds, including NHRA Sportsman and Professional competition
(2 Stock Eliminator, 103 Pro Stock)
55 Pro Stock No. 1 qualifier awards
Career round wins (Pro Stock): 623
Career best e.t.: 6.455
Career best speed: 215.17

Quotes:
“I’ve had a couple of wins in Phoenix, but I think one of the memories that stands out for me most was racing V. Gaines in the final in 2012. I’d like to say I won, because it’s always fun beating a guy like V., but I broke a lifter in the burnout. V. is a good guy, and I miss having him out there. We came up short in the Pomona final two weeks ago, and this weekend, we’ll be working to put a Team Summit Chevy in the winner’s circle. Those are the memories we like most of all.”

Jason Line on social media:
Facebook: Facebook.com/jasonlineps; Instagram: @jasonlineprostock; Twitter: @JasonLine_PS

greg andersonGreg Anderson
KB Racing, Summit Racing Equipment Chevrolet Camaro
Car No.: PS7
Current points position: 12

Event Notes:

  • Greg Anderson, born and raised in Duluth, Minnesota, is the driver of the red Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro
    2020 is Anderson’s 22nd season as a Pro Stock driver. He began his career as a crew member and then was crew chief for multi-time champion 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 have been racing together for nearly two decades and have, along with crew chief Rob Downing, built a team that now owns 160 national event wins and eight championships.
  • Anderson’s four NHRA Pro Stock championships came in 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2010
  • He is the most decorated Pro Stock driver on the current tour with 94 national event wins and is the second-most winning driver of all time in the category (W. Johnson has 97)
  • Anderson’s 104 starts from the No. 1 position is third-most of any Pro driver

Anderson in Phoenix

  • Two wins in four final rounds
  • Won 2017 (defeated Drew Skillman)
  • Runner-up 2012 (Jason Line)
  • Runner-up 2006 (Warren Johnson)
  • Won 2003 (defeated Troy Coughlin)
  • No. 1 in 2006, 2004

Last year at this event: Qualified No. 10; first round

Anderson’s career stats following the 2020 Winternationals
(most recent event)
4-time NHRA Pro Stock series champion (2003-05, 2010)
471 Pro Stock races
94 wins
63 runner-up finishes
157 overall final rounds
104 No. 1 qualifier awards
Career round wins: 826
Career best e.t.: 6.457

Career best speed: 215.48

Quotes:
“None of the Pro Stock cars really tested in Phoenix this time around, so we go there with an even playing field for everybody. The outcome in Pomona was not what we’d hoped for, but we’re not scared about our Summit Racing Chevy Camaros. They’ll be fine, and the racetrack at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park should be better than it’s ever been. They ground it since the last time we were there, and we’re hearing it should be very smooth. I’m not one bit apprehensive about this race. We’ll be in better shape when we get to Phoenix.”

Greg Anderson on social media: 
Facebook: facebook.com/GregAndersonPS/; Instagram: @gregandersonprostock; Twitter: @GregAnderson_PS

bo butnerBo Butner
KB Racing, Strutmasters/JBA Chevrolet Camaro
Car No.: PS3
Current points position: 10

Event Notes:

  • 2017 NHRA Pro Stock world champion Bo Butner is the driver of the Strutmasters/JBA (Jim Butner Auto Group) Chevrolet Camaro
    Butner has one win in Phoenix – he beat Mark Faul in Super Stock for the trophy in 2002
  • As he did in Pomona, Butner will race Pro Stock in Phoenix and also compete in Top Sportsman behind the wheel of Factory Stock Showdown partner Jack Hodge’s Cobra Jet Mustang
  • Butner is engaged to Randi Lyn Shipp, a Stock Eliminator competitor who favors Phoenix; she won there in 2011 (her first national event win) and 2016
  • Floyds Knobs, Indiana, native Butner’s Chevy Pro Stocker is powered by KB Racing. He made his Pro Stock debut with KB Racing in Atlanta in 2015 and has claimed all 11 of his wins in the class with the championship caliber team.
  • An accomplished NHRA Sportsman racer, Butner earned the Comp Eliminator championship in 2006 and has four Division 3 season titles
  • Butner has national event wins in six different categories (Pro Stock, Comp, Super Stock, Stock, Super Street, and Super Gas).

Butner in Phoenix

  • 1 win in 1 final round
  • Won Super Stock 2002 (defeated Mark Faul)

Last year at this event: Qualified No. 1; second round

Butner’s career stats following the 2020 Winternationals
(most recent event)
2017 NHRA Pro Stock champion
2006 Competition Eliminator champion
108 races
11 Pro Stock wins
13 Pro Stock runner-up finishes
24 overall Pro Stock final rounds
11 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)
55 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, 2 Super Gas)
Career round wins (Pro Stock): 160
Career best e.t.: 6.475
Career best speed: 214.28

Quotes:
“Jason [Line] and I were actually at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park when we went to the Barrett-Jackson auction a few weeks ago. We went out to the track for the day, and it’s beautiful. They redid the whole surface, and it’s supposedly very smooth and very nice, so I’m excited. We like that. Pomona did not go as planned, but I guess I’m not a rookie any longer, and I know that you’re not going to win the championship the first race. I won four out of the first five races last year and didn’t win the championship. I feel like we got a little bit of bad luck out of the way now, and I’m looking forward to Phoenix. We like that place, so hopefully we’ll be back on track.”

Bo Butner on social media:
Facebook: facebook.com/bobutnerprostock; Instagram: @turbo_bobo; Twitter: @boknowsracing

mello yello 182020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro Stock Standings
(after Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals, race 1 of 18)

1. Jeg Coughlin, 130
2. Jason Line, 94
3. Erica Enders, 80
4. Kenny Delco, 77
5t. Steve Graham, 52
5t. Matt Hartford, 52
5t. Chris McGaha, 52
8. Fernando Cuadra Jr., 51
9. Deric Kramer, 40
10. Bo Butner, 36
11. Aaron Stanfield, 34
12. Greg Anderson, 33
13. Alex Laughlin, 32
14t. Cristian Cuadra, 31
14t. Joey Grose, 31
14t. Val Smeland, 31
17t. Fernando Cuadra, 10
17t. Tom Huggins, 10
17t. Alan Prusiensky, 10
17t. Marty Robinson, 10

arizona nats 20Race Info
36th annual NHRA Arizona Nationals
Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park, Phoenix
February 21-23, 2020wild horse pass Motorsports parkRun Schedule (all times local)
Friday, February 21
8:00 a.m. – Lucas Oil Series Sportsman eliminations begin
1:45 p.m. – Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro qualifying session 1
4:45 p.m. – Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro qualifying session 2

Saturday, February 22
8:00 a.m. – Lucas Oil Series Sportsman eliminations continue
1:00 p.m. – Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro qualifying session 3
4:00 p.m. – Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro qualifying session 4

Sunday, February 23
8:30 a.m. – Lucas Oil Series Sportsman eliminations continue
9:45 a.m. – SealMaster Track Walk followed by Pre-Race Ceremonies
11:00 a.m. – Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro eliminations beginfox logo 18#NHRAonFOX Schedule (all times ET)
Qualifying / Friday – 11 PM to Midnight ET / FS1
Sunday Show Part 1 / Sunday – 3-4 PM ET / FS1
Finals / Sunday – 9 PM to midnight ET / FS1

#ArizonaNats #TeamSummit
**Full results at DragRaceCentral.com**

Photo Credit: Auto Imagery

KB Racing has 160 Pro Stock wins & eight NHRA Pro Stock Championships

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