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Line is the 2019 No. 1 qualifier in Pro Stock at home track

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Going back home to his home track was good to Jason Line this year. The Troutman, North Carolina native is the Pro Stock No. 1 qualifier on Saturday at the 38th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway in Brainerd, Minnesota.

Line’s pass from Friday was able to hold up on Saturday following their two qualifying sessions. He went 6.606 at 207.27 mph on Friday to claim the No. 1 qualifier.

This is his 55th No. 1 qualifier of his career. In addition, it is his third No. 1 qualifier at this home facility.

Pro Stock driver Jason Line racing on Saturday at the 2019 Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals
Jason Line racing on Saturday at the 2019 Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals (Photo by the NHRA)

“It happens sometimes, for whatever reason, that a car is super happy at a particular place,” Line said. “Apparently, mine thinks this is home – it’s very happy here. My Summit Racing Chevy is really good. It’s certainly the best car I’ve had in years,” said Line. “We’ve made four really good runs, and that’s not always easy to do. There are a lot of good cars, but being able to have the quickest car in four sessions, in today’s Pro Stock that’s no small feat. It’s been really good, very predictable, and it’s been doing what we ask it to do, so that’s a good thing.”

Line is looking to win for the first time in Pro Stock at the facility. He does have a win; however, his final round win in 2014 at the U.S. Nationals was delayed due to rain.

“I would just like to win Pro Stock here,” the 48-time Pro Stock winner and two-time Stock Eliminator national event victor said. “It would be fun and something to enjoy with my friends and family all together. That’s a rare thing in our sport, so I think that would be cool.

Line is looking to win for the first time in Pro Stock at the facility. He does have a win; however, his final round win in 2014 at the U.S. Nationals was delayed due to rain.

“I would just like to win Pro Stock here,” the 48-time Pro Stock winner and two-time Stock Eliminator national event victor said. “It would be fun and something to enjoy with my friends and family all together. That’s a rare thing in our sport, so I think that would be cool.”

Line will face Wally Stroupe, who is powered by KB Racing, in the first-round of eliminations. The Grover, North Carolina native went 6.725 at 204.70 mph.

Melling Performance/Elite Performance Pro Stock driver Erica Enders is the No. 2 qualifier. The Houston, Texas native went 6.616 at 206.99 mph.

She will face Shane Tucker in the first-round of eliminations. The Gold Coast, Australia native went 6.683 at 204.88 mph.

Jim Butner Auto Group Pro Stock driver Bo Butner III is the No. 3 qualifier. The Floyds Knobs, Indiana native went 6.624 at 207.08 mph.

He will face Val Smeland in the first-round of eliminations. The Shirley, New York native went 6.673 at 206.51 mph.

American Ethanol Pro Stock driver Deric Kramer is the No. 4 qualifier. The Sterling, Colorado native went 6.627 at 207.50 mph.

Kramer — who is looking to repeat at the event winner — will face Fernando Cuadra Jr. in the first-round eliminations. The León, México native went 6.668 at 205.79 mph.

JEGS/Elite Performance Pro Stock driver Jeg Coughlin Jr. is the No. 5 qualifier. The Delaware, Ohio native went 6.627 at 206.54 mph.

Coughlin Jr. will face Kenny Delco in the first-round of eliminations. The Setauket, New York native went 6.663 at 206.20 mph.

The rest of the field looked like this:

6) Matt Hartford, Camaro, 6.628, 205.63 mph vs. 11) Richard Freeman, Ford Mustang, 6.657, 206.39 mph

7) Fernando Cuadra, Camaro, 6.640, 206.89 mph vs. 10) Chris McGaha, Camaro, 6.647, 207.21 mph

8) Greg Anderson, Camaro, 6.641, 205.98 mph vs. 9) Alex Laughlin, Camaro, 6.642, 205.98 mph

Did Not Qualify:

17) Alan Prusiensky, 6.736, 204.42 mph

18) Cristian Cuadra, 6.755, 203.12 mph

19) Mark Hogan, 6.843, 200.92 mph

20) Robert River, 6.858, 198.47 mph

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