By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Jason Line had problems with his Summit Racing Equipment Pro Stock before the second qualifying session. He did not even make a pass during the second stanza.
Thankfully for Line, his first qualifying session was able to hold off the other competitors to be the No. 1 qualifier in his class at the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis in Brownsburg, Indiana. This is Line’s 56th career No. 1 qualifier.
“I finally shifted right,” Line joked. “Actually, I have to give Greg [Anderson] the credit for that because he worked way harder than I did,” said Line. “Obviously this is a strange time and none of us really knows how to handle it. We just did the best we could. We’re much better than we were when we left off from [testing in March]. I made a good run. Of course we didn’t get to make two but we got it fixed and we’re ready for [Sunday].”
Saturday was the first-time that Pro Stock competed since February 23rd. That was the last day of the NHRA Arizona Nationals.
The teams were preparing for the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals in March before the NHRA shut down for several months due to the coronavirus. The professional drivers were shut down for nearly five months.
Pro Stock Ladder:
- Jason Line vs. Alan Prusiensky
- Alex Laughlin vs. Deric Kramer
- Greg Anderson vs. Troy Coughlin Jr.
- Matt Hartford vs. Val Smeland
- Jeg Coughlin Jr. vs. Bruno Massel Jr.
- Kenny Delco vs. Chris McGaha
- Erica Enders vs. Bo Butner
- Aaron Stanfield vs. Kyle Koretsky