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CARQUEST AUTO PARTS NHRA NATIONALS: NHRA MELLO YELLO SERIES PRO WINNERS……. LEAH PRITCHETT IN TOP FUEL …… TIM WILKERSON IN FUNNY CAR………….JASON LINE IN PRO STOCK!

SUMMIT RACING TEAMS READY TO TAKE ON THE COMPETITION AT CARQUEST AUTO PARTS NATIONALS

SUMMIT RACING TEAMS READY TO TAKE ON THE COMPETITION AT CARQUEST AUTO PARTS NATIONALS

Coming off a 1-2 finish at the season-opening NHRA Winternationals, Summit Racing Pro Stock drivers Greg Anderson and Jason Line are looking forward to a repeat at this weekend’s NHRA CARQUEST Auto Parts Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Arizona. Anderson won the first race of the Pro Stock EFI era and claimed the No.1 qualifying spot at the Winternationals in the Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro. Heading to Phoenix this weekend, Anderson wants to keep the momentum going and stay in that Number One spot.  “It is a challenge to stay in front of the pack. It helps that we started out in front, but now we have to maintain that advantage,” said Anderson. “We know all the other teams are stepping up their game after Pomona. Nobody likes to lose and so everyone is motivated to do better in Phoenix.” Another reason for Anderson being confident going into this event: KB Racing team testing at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park earlier this month. “We tested the Summit Racing Camaros in Phoenix and we ran well. The conditions this weekend are going to be similar to what we had for testing and that is a good thing,” said Anderson. “We hope to have a better tune up than we did three weeks ago and be able to create more power.” Teammate Jason Line qualified second and runnered-up in the all-Summit Racing final round at the Winternationals. The NHRA-mandated EFI system for Pro Stock has presented challenges for many teams, but Line has embraced the change and is excited about what this means for the 2016 season. “The first month after announcing the EFI changeover, I sulked. But then I realized this is a great opportunity to try something different, Line said. “There are no guarantees in racing. It is constantly changing. That’s what makes it fun. For years Pro Stock was the same, everybody was equal and it was hard to stand out. Now it’s a whole new game.” Line drives a Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro, and tunes it as well. With the first race with the EFI system under his belt, he is confident heading in to the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. “Every day we’re trying to figure out how to run better, go faster and how to create more power. There is definitely no shortage of work for us this year,” said Line. “We have to stay competitive going forward and that means we have to work hard.”

 

Tim Wilkerson Ready to Hunt at Wild Horse Pass

Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park is one of the few tracks where veteran Nitro Funny Car driver Tim Wilkerson has not won a prestigious NHRA Wally. This weekend in Phoenix, Wilkerson hopes to add this track to his list. At Winternationals, the driver of the Levi, Ray & Shoup Ford Shelby Mustang qualified in the top half of the field with a 3.962 seconds/320.28 MPH pass, but went out in the first round of eliminations. “We had a very consistent race car in Pomona. We qualified in the Number 8 spot, but we just didn’t close the deal on race day. I ended up smoking the tires and that really frustrated me,” said Wilkerson. “I’m confident in our set-up and I’m happy with how the car is running. We want to build on that momentum and have an even quicker car in Phoenix.”