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Jason Line

Jason Line

Jason Line
KB Racing, Summit Racing Equipment Chevrolet Camaro

Car No.: PS4
Current points position: 2 (tied)

Event-Specific Notes:

  • Heading into the event, Jason Line and his Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro are tied in the No. 2 position in the NHRA Camping World Pro Stock points. He is just 55 points out of first.
  • Line will have plentiful opportunities to make up ground throughout the event this weekend, as the NHRA Finals in Las Vegas will have a points-and-a-half structure
  • Line has two wins in six Las Vegas Pro Stock final rounds. His most recent win in Las Vegas was in 2016.
  • So far this season, Line has one win in three final rounds and has been No. 1 qualifier three times. He has reached the semifinals or better at seven of the nine events contested so far this year.

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 in Las Vegas
2 wins in 6 Las Vegas final rounds
Won 2016 LV1 (defeated Bo Butner)
Runner-up 2014 LV2 (Erica Enders)
Runner-up 2010 LV2 (Greg Anderson)
Won 2008 LV1 (defeated Greg Stanfield)
Runner-up 2006 LV2 (Richie Stevens Jr.)
Runner-up 2004 LV2 (Greg Anderson)
No. 1 at LV1 in 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017
No. 1 at LV2 in 2004, 2006, 2012
Last year at LV1: (four-wide format): Qualified No. 10; semifinals
Last year at LV2: Qualified No. 8; semifinals

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
383 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:
“It’s hard to believe this is it, the final race. I’ve been looking forward to it, but I’ve also been enjoying each of these last few races. It’s been an interesting season, without a doubt, and I’m thankful to have had my family with me so much this year. The circumstances that made that possible weren’t great, but having my family with me out here was special. It’s been a short season, but it hasn’t been an easy season, not by any means. But we’ve had some high points – seeing Matt Hartford win was one, for sure. We didn’t do a lot to help ourselves in the championship chase last week, but there’s definitely still a chance to win it with the silver Summit Racing Chevy Camaro. I would really like that for all of us, for Ken Black and for Summit Racing. It would be a nice going away present.”

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: 4

Event-Specific Notes:

  • Anderson is tied with Top Fuel’s Tony Schumacher with eight Las Vegas wins, more than any other professional driver in any category
  • The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway is the home track for Las Vegas-based KB Racing team owners Ken and Judy Black

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 are third-most of any Pro driver

Anderson in Las Vegas
8 wins in 10 Las Vegas final rounds
Won LV1 2003 (defeated Kurt Johnson)
Won LV2 2003 (defeated K. Johnson)
Won LV1 2004 (defeated K. Johnson)
Won LV2 2004 (defeated Jason Line)
Runner-up LV1 2004 (Dave Connolly)
Runner-up LV2 2004 (K. Johnson)
Won LV1 2007 (defeated Jeg Coughlin)
Won LV2 2007 (defeated Coughlin)
Won LV2 2010 (defeated Line)
Won LV2 2017 (defeated Bo Butner)
No. 1 at LV1 in 2003, 2004, 2006
No. 1 at LV2 in 2003, 2005, 2016, 2017, 2019
Last year at LV1 (four-wide format): Qualified No. 3; semifinals
Last year at LV2: Qualified No. 1; second round

Anderson’s career stats through 2020 NHRA SpringNationals
(most recent event)
4-time NHRA Pro Stock series champion (2003-05, 2010)
479 Pro Stock races
94 wins
64 runner-up finishes
158 overall final rounds
105 No. 1 qualifier awards
Career round wins: 838
Career best e.t.: 6.457
Career best speed: 215.48

Quote:
“I’ve been through many of those chases, like Jason Line is in right now, where it comes down to the last race. No lead is safe, and anything can happen. We know that anybody in the class can beat anyone in any round, so there’s no telling how this race is going to go. KB Racing is still very much alive, and we’re going to give it all we’ve got to make sure we find a way for Jason to close the gap and win the championship. That’s the goal.”

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:

  • Bo Butner has six wins in 11 final rounds at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, including at last season’s four-wide event held there in the spring. He was the No. 1 qualifier en route to the Pro Stock win.
  • Butner claimed an impressive double-up victory in Las Vegas in Comp and Stock Eliminator in 2012
  • The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway is the site of Butner’s first Pro Stock final round (2015)
  • Butner claimed the first Comp Eliminator victory of his career at The Strip in 2001. He was awarded the trophy over legendary Comp racer David Rampy.
  • Pro Stock isn’t enough for Butner this weekend; he’ll also race in Stock Eliminator in Sportsman ace Kyle Rizzoli’s ’69 Camaro

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 in Las Vegas
6 wins in 11 final rounds
Won LV2 2001 Comp Eliminator (first win in Comp category)
Won LV2 2007 Comp Eliminator
Doubled up with wins at LV2 in 2012 in Comp and Stock Eliminator
Runner-up in Comp in 2005
Runner-up in Pro Stock LV2 2015 (Erica Enders) (First Pro Stock final)
Runner-up in Pro Stock LV1 2016 (Jason Line)
Runner-up in Pro Stock LV1 2017 (Tanner Gray)
Runner-up in Pro Stock LV2 2017 (Greg Anderson)
Won in Pro Stock LV2 2018 (defeated Erica Enders)
Won in Pro Stock LV1 Four-Wide 2019 (defeated Matt Hartford, Jason Line, Greg Anderson)
Last year at LV1: (four-wide format): Qualified No. 1; won event
Last year at LV2: Qualified No. 3; semifinals

Butner’s career stats through 2020 NHRA SpringNationals
(most recent event)
2017 NHRA Pro Stock champion
2006 Competition Eliminator champion
116 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:
“We’ve really tried to make the most out of this year, between bracket racing and doing as much racing as we can at NHRA events. We’ve had some success, but not as much as we’d like to. It would be nice to go to this race in Vegas and come away with a win or two. Randi Lyn [Shipp, fiancée] and I are both going to be racing Stock, and of course I’ll be in the Strutmasters/Jim Butner Auto Group Chevy Camaro racing Pro Stock. It’s always a good time racing in Vegas, and I’ve done pretty well there in the past. We’ve got some good memories, but it’s time to make more.”

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

camping world2020 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series Pro Stock Standings
(after NHRA SpringNationals)

1. Erica Enders, 753
2t. Jason Line, 698
2t. Jeg Coughlin Jr., 698
4. Greg Anderson, 570
5. Matt Hartford, 547
6. Alex Laughlin, 531
7. Aaron Stanfield, 483
8. Chris McGaha, 434
9. Deric Kramer, 405
10. Bo Butner, 398

nhra vegas finalsRace Info
Dodge NHRA Finals
The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
October 30-November 1, 2020Run Schedule (all times local)
Friday, October 30
8:00am – Lucas Oil Series Sportsman qualifying begins

Saturday, October 31
8am – Lucas Oil Series Sportsman eliminations begin
12pm – Camping World Drag Racing Series Pro qualifying session 1
3:15pm – Camping World Drag Racing Series Pro qualifying session 2

Sunday, November 1
8am – Lucas Oil Series Sportsman eliminations continue
10am – Camping World Drag Racing Series eliminations begin,
eliminations for all other categories continuefox#NHRAonFOX Schedule (all times ET)
Qualifying / Sunday – 2-4 PM ET / FS1
Eliminations / Sunday – 4-7 PM ET / FS1
Post-Race / Sunday – 7-7:30 PM ET / FS1

#NHRAFinals
**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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