Butner wins 2019 PS season-opener, defeats Line

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher 

Bo Butner has won his second straight Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com on Monday. Butner defeated his Team Summit teammate Jason Line in the final round at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, California. 

Butner won the 59th annual event after it got moved to Monday after persistent rain on Sunday. He went 6.522 at 211.59 mph. 

Pro Stock driver Bo Butner racing on Sunday at the 2018 Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals
Bo Butner racing on Sunday at the 2018 Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals (Photo by the NHRA)

Line went 7.160 at 148.58 mph for the runner-up. 

Prior to this matchup in the final round, the Summit Racing Equipment driver held a 9-4 advantage over the Jim Butner Auto Group driver. Butner now has a 2-1 advantage over Line in the final round. 

In addition, this was a re-match of last year’s final round. When Butner won last year’s event, he did not have another win until October in Las Vegas. 

Butner had the starting line advantage, then never trailed. This is Butner’s eighth national event win, including his second Winternationals. 

Line had trouble, as he had engine smoke.

Line has been to the final round at the last three Winternationals. He won the 2017 Circle K Winternationals.

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