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Team Summit Eager to Get Back to Work on Sunday in Phoenix

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Jason Line GSPHOENIX, Ariz. (February 23, 2020) – A rain-plagued Saturday did nothing to squelch the spirits of Team Summit and their Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro Pro Stock cars. After a solid start on Friday at the NHRA Arizona Nationals, the eight-time NHRA Pro Stock champions had just one final qualifying session to determine their fate for Sunday eliminations, and with a valiant effort, they sent two out of three cars to the top half of the field.

Jason Line

Jason Line

Jason Line, driving the silver Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro, scored a start from the No. 6 position, while Bo Butner and his Strutmasters/Jim Butner Auto Group Chevrolet will start fifth. Greg Anderson and the red Summit Racing Camaro were earlier in the pack in the final session and unable to make adjustments based on what the racetrack had to offer after the long rain storm that stalled qualifying until 4pm. He will start from the No. 10 spot.

“It was a tricky track tonight, but we got down there with my Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro, and that’s helpful going into tomorrow,” said Line, who is racing in his final season as a Pro Stock driver and will turn his attention to KB Racing’ engine room and the dyno at the conclusion of 2020. “We made a decent run last night, too, so we have some good information to work with. We’ll see what tomorrow holds, but I think it will be a good day.”

Line, with a best qualifying time of 6.581-second at 209.01 mph, will enter his final raceday at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park with two previous wins on his scorecard there. He will start eliminations with a first-round meeting with Deric Kramer, who also receives power from the KB Racing team.

Greg Anderson

Greg Anderson

Anderson, in the hunt for his third Phoenix trophy, will move into round one with a head-to-head meeting with Chris McGaha. He clocked a best time of 6.592, 208.30.

“Well, today we weren’t able to make the run that we needed,” said Anderson, who overpowered the temperamental racing surface just as he mashed the throttle. “It was tough out there, but thankfully we were able to see what the challenges were with the track and then make the adjustments with Jason’s car because he ran later in the pack. We have a good starting point.

“We were good on Friday in the first session with my Summit Racing Camaro – not great, but good – so we feel like we’re pointed in the right direction. It all boils down to Sunday and who will have the best total package. If you can have the best car and best driver, you can win the race.”

Bo Butner

Bo Butner

Butner, who won Super Stock in Phoenix in 2002, picked up a bonus point in the final qualifying session of Pro Stock as third-quickest of the round and the stand-out car for the KB Racing team. He’ll line up against Val Smeland in round one.

“Our Strutmasters/Jim Butner Auto Group Chevy Camaro has a good bite, and the crew worked hard on it this morning while they had the rain,” said Butner. “They made even more adjustments to give it more bite. I think it definitely helped, and I feel like we made a homerun hit. We made a good run, and I feel good having that run going into raceday. I predict I go further tomorrow than I did in Pomona.”

Eliminations for the NHRA Arizona Nationals will begin at 11am MT on Sunday at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler, Ariz.

Greg AndersonGreg Anderson
KB Racing, Summit Racing Equipment Chevrolet Camaro

Qualifying results:
Q1: 6.593-second at 208.10 mph (No. 4)
Q2: 6.592, 208.30 (No. 10)
Q3: 17.549, 60.44 (No. 10)

Final qualifying position: No. 10
First-round opponent: Chris McGaha

Jason LineJason Line
KB Racing, Summit Racing Equipment Chevrolet Camaro

Qualifying results:
Q1: 6.619-second at 208.01 mph (No. 11)
Q2: 6.581, 209.01 (No. 6)
Q3: 6.594, 208.04 (No. 6)

Final qualifying position: No. 6
First-round opponent: Deric Kramer

Bo ButnerBo Butner
KB Racing, Strutmasters/JBA Chevrolet Camaro

Qualifying results:
Q1: 6.595-second at 208.55 mph (No. 5)
Q2: 6.580, 208.42 (No. 5)
Q3: 6.584, 208.10 (No. 5, +1 bonus point)

Final qualifying position: No. 5
First-round opponent: Val Smeland

mello yello 182020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro Stock Standings
(after qualifying for the NHRA Arizona Nationals, race 2 of 18)

1. Jeg Coughlin, 177
2. Jason Line, 128
3. Erica Enders, 123
4. Kenny Delco, 112
5. Chris McGaha, 86
6. Matt Hartford, 85
7. Fernando Cuadra Jr., 82
8. Deric Kramer, 72
9t. Bo Butner, 71
9t. Aaron Stanfield, 71
11. Greg Anderson, 65
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)
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)
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, driver photos: NHRA

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

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