Summit’s Jason Line leads NHRA Midwest Nationals by points

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher 

Due to persistent rain, Pro Stock was not able to make a pass on Saturday. As a result, the field was set by points at the ninth annual NHRA Midwest Nationals presented by Pennzoil at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway in Madison, Illinois. 

This is the first-time in 20-years that the field was set by points. This is because due to the coronavirus pandemic, the NHRA had to eliminate Friday qualifying to help the teams. 

Summit Racing Equipment Pro Stock driver Jason Line racing on Saturday at the Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals presented by Pennzoil
Jason Line racing on Saturday at the Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals presented by Pennzoil (Photo by the NHRA)

The coronavirus caused teams to get just two passes on Saturday to qualify. However, since the change in this crazy year, the rain stopped those opportunities. 

Summit Racing Equipment sponsored driver Jason Line is the No. 1 qualifier. He took the lead in the points standings following the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals last weekend.

Melting Performance/Elite Performance sponsored driver Erica Enders was the No. 2 qualifier. Her teammate JEGS/Elite Motorsports sponsored driver Jeg Coughlin Jr. was the No. 3 qualifier. 

Pro Stock Elimination Ladder: 

  • Jason Line vs. Mason McGaha
  • Aaron Stanfield vs. Bo Butner 
  • Alex Laughlin vs. Val Smeland 
  • Matt Hartford vs. Kyle Koretsky 
  • Erica Enders vs. Cristian Cuadra 
  • Chris McGaha vs. Deric Kramer 
  • Jeg Coughlin Jr. vs. Troy Couglin Jr.
  • Greg Anderson vs. Kenny Delco

Three drivers did not qualify. Those were Alan Prusiensky, Fernando Cuadra, and Robert River.

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