By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Summit Racing Equipment Pro Stock driver Jason Line has picked up his second straight No. 1 qualifier at the Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals presented by Pennzoil at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis in Brownsburg, Indiana. The Troutman, North Carolina native went 6.574 at 208.75 mph to claim the top spot.
With the No. 1 qualifier, Line now has 57 Pro Stock No. 1 qualifiers in his career. He plans on retiring at the end of the season as a full-time competitor.
“I’m pretty happy with my Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro,” said Line. “Last time we were here, we had an issue and didn’t get to make two qualifying runs with my car – and [on Saturday] we got both runs in, so that feels like a good start. It was fun, and I’m excited for [Sunday]. We have a good opportunity, it will just be a matter of doing what we came here to do.”
Line’s KB Racing teammate Greg Anderson is the No. 2 qualifier. The Mooresville, North Carolina native went 6.592 at 208.46 mph.
Elite Motorsports/JEGS sponsored Pro Stock driver Jeg Coughlin Jr. Is the No. 3 qualifier. The Delaware, Ohio native — who is also planning on walking away from full-time competition at the end of the season — went 6.593 at 206.42 mph.
Pro Stock Elimination Ladder:
- Jason Line vs. Robert River
- Greg Anderson vs. Kenny Delco
- Jeg Coughlin Jr. vs. Val Smeland
- Kyle Koretsky vs. Troy Coughlin Jr.
- Erica Enders vs. Aaron Stanfield
- Alex Laughlin vs. Deric Kramer
- Matt Hartford vs. Bruno Massel
- Bo Butner vs. Chris McGaha
There were two cars that did not qualify for the show. Those drivers were Alan Prusiensky and Mason McGaha.