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Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals presented by Pennzoil

Pro Stock Race 9 of 10

Note: Pro Stock returns to Houston Raceway Park powered by Pennzoil this weekend; the class was not on the schedule for this event in 2019

Jason Line

Jason Line

Jason Line

Jason Line
KB Racing, Summit Racing Equipment Chevrolet Camaro

Car No.: PS4

Current points position: 2

Event-Specific Notes:

  • Heading into the event, Jason Line and his Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro are holding down the No. 2 spot in the NHRA Camping World Pro Stock points. He is just 31 points out of first with two races remaining before the title is decided.
  • Line’s first Pro Stock final was in Houston in 2004, where he was runner-up to Summit Racing teammate Greg Anderson
  • Line has two wins in five Houston Pro Stock final rounds. His most recent win at Houston Raceway was at this event in 2013.

Driver Notes:

  • Jason Line will retire from driving his Summit Racing Equipment Chevrolet Camaro for Ken Black Racing at the conclusion of the 2020 NHRA Camping World 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.
  • 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 at the NHRA SpringNationals in Houston
2 wins in 5 final rounds
Runner-up 2016 (Greg Anderson)
Won 2013 (defeated Shane Gray)
Won 2007 (defeated Allen Johnson)
Runner-up 2005 (Warren Johnson
Runner-up 2004 (Greg Anderson)
No. 1 in Houston in 2006, 2009, 2015
Houston 2018 (last Pro Stock event contested there): Qualified No. 5; first round

Line’s career stats through 2020 NHRA FallNationals
(most recent event)
3-time NHRA Pro Stock series champion (2006, 2011, 2016)
1993 NHRA Stock Eliminator champion
382 Pro Stock races
51 Pro Stock wins
53 overall wins, including NHRA Sportsman and Professional categories
(2 Stock Eliminator, 51 Pro Stock)
54 runner-up finishes
105 Pro Stock final rounds
107 overall final rounds, including NHRA Sportsman and Professional competition
(2 Stock Eliminator, 105 Pro Stock)
58 Pro Stock No. 1 qualifier awards
Career round wins (Pro Stock): 639
Career best e.t.: 6.455
Career best speed: 215.17

Quote:
“I have a couple of wins in Houston, but it’s been a while since I’ve seen the inside of the winner’s circle there. I’d like to see it one more time before my time as a Pro Stock driver is over, and I think our silver Summit Racing Chevy could get the job done this weekend. Every round counts, and we’re coming close to the end of this season and our last chance at earning a fourth Pro Stock championship. A win in Houston would go a long way towards that.”

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

Greg Anderson

Greg Anderson

Greg Anderson

Greg Anderson
KB Racing, Summit Racing Equipment Chevrolet Camaro

Car No.: PS7

Current points position: 5

Event-Specific Notes:

  • Greg Anderson has three wins at the Houston SpringNationals, most recently in 2016
  • His first victory in Baytown – where Houston Raceway is located – was in 2004; he defeated Summit Racing teammate Jason Line in the final
  • Anderson holds the Houston Raceway Pro Stock track record for elapsed time (6.492-second), which was set in 2018

Driver Notes:

  • Greg Anderson, born and raised in Duluth, Minnesota, is the driver of the Americana-themed 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 162 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 105 starts from the No. 1 position is third-most of any Pro driver

Anderson at the NHRA SpringNationals
3 wins in 3 Houston final rounds
Won 2016 (defeated Jason Line)
Won 2008 (def. Kurt Johnson)
Won 2004 (def. Line)
No. 1 in Houston in 2004, 2016
Houston 2018 (last Pro Stock event contested there): No. 1; semifinals

Anderson’s career stats through 2020 NHRA FallNationals
(most recent event)
4-time NHRA Pro Stock series champion (2003-05, 2010)
478 Pro Stock races
94 wins
64 runner-up finishes
158 overall final rounds
105 No. 1 qualifier awards
Career round wins: 836
Career best e.t.: 6.457
Career best speed: 215.48

Quote:
“We came so close last weekend with our Summit Racing Chevy, and we’d like to leave Texas with a Wally. We’ve got one more chance at that before we head to Vegas to finish off the season, and we have every opportunity to get that trophy if we capitalize on the good car that we have right now. I have to do my job, and the guys have to keep giving me the top-notch car they gave me last Sunday in Dallas. If we have the whole package, we’ll be unstoppable.”

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

Bo Butner

Bo Butner

Bo Butner

Bo Butner
KB Racing, Jim Butner Auto Group Chevrolet Camaro

Car No.: PS3

Current points position: No. 10

Event-Specific Notes:

  • The Floyds Knobs, Indiana, native won his very first NHRA Pro Stock trophy in 2017; he defeated Jeg Coughlin Jr. in the final at Houston Raceway Park. The win kicked off a straight-line path to Butner’s first Pro Stock championship, which he secured in the final race of the 2017 season.

Driver Notes:

  • 2017 NHRA Pro Stock world champion Bo Butner is the driver of the Strutmasters/Jim Butner Auto Group Chevrolet Camaro
    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 championship team owner Ken Black.
  • 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).
  • So far this season, Butner has reached two final rounds: Pro Stock (Phoenix runner-up) and Pro Mod (Indy 3 runner-up)

Butner at the NHRA SpringNationals in Houston
1 win in 1 final round
Won 2017 (defeated Jeg Coughlin Jr.)
Houston 2018 (last Pro Stock event contested there): Qualified No. 10; second round

Butner’s career stats through 2020 NHRA FallNationals
(most recent event)
2017 NHRA Pro Stock champion
2006 Competition Eliminator champion
115 races
11 Pro Stock wins
14 Pro Stock runner-up finishes
25 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)
56 overall final rounds, including NHRA Sportsman and Professional competition
(25 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): 165
Career best e.t.: 6.475
Career best speed: 214.28

Quote:
“It would really take a miracle to win the championship with our car, but we can win a race or two to close out this year. It’s still inside of us, wanting to win, and that keeps us motivated these last two races. I’m especially looking forward to getting to Houston, because that’s where I won my first Pro Stock race three years ago. Maybe we can get to the winner’s circle there again one more time in a Pro Stock car.”

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

camping world2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro Stock Standings
(after NHRA FallNationals)

1. Erica Enders, 696
2. Jason Line, 665
3. Jeg Coughlin Jr., 603
4. Matt Hartford, 515
5. Greg Anderson, 488
6. Alex Laughlin, 468
7. Chris McGaha, 382
8. Deric Kramer, 371
9. Aaron Stanfield, 368
10. Bo Butner, 365springnatsRace Info
33rd annual Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals presented by Pennzoil
Houston Raceway Park
Baytown, Texas
October 23-25, 2020Houston Raceway ParkRun Schedule (all times local)
Friday, October 23
9:30am – Lucas Oil Series Sportsman qualifying begins

Saturday, October 24
8:30am – Lucas Oil Series Sportsman eliminations begin
12:45pm – Camping World Series Pro qualifying session 1
3:45pm – Camping World Pro qualifying session 2

Sunday, October 25
10am – Camping World Drag Racing Series eliminations begin,
eliminations for all other categories continuefox#NHRAonFOX Schedule (all times ET)
Qualifying / Sunday – 9-11 AM ET / FS1
Eliminations / Sunday – 2-5 PM ET / FS1

#SpringNats
**Full results at DragRaceCentral.com**

KB Racing has 162 Pro Stock wins & eight NHRA Pro Stock Championships

KB Racing includes Summit Racing NHRA Pro Stock drivers Jason Line, a three-time world champion; four-time Pro Stock world champ Greg Anderson; and 2017 Pro Stock champion Bo Butner, who leases the engines and car from the team. KB Racing also provides power to Deric Kramer, Matt Hartford, and Kyle Koretsky. All of the KB Racing engines are built in Ken Black’s race shop in Mooresville, N.C.

Photo Credit: Auto Imagery, driver photos: NHRA

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