Line Clinches Pro Stock Championship as Points Shift for Other Classes

Jason Line clinched his second NHRA Full Throttle Pro Stock world championship Sunday, Oct. 30, at the Big O Tires NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.   

Del Worsham, Ron Capps, Mike Edwards and Eddie Krawiec raced to wins at the penultimate race of the 2011 season.

Line entered the 2011 NHRA Countdown to the Championship second in the Pro Stock point standings. He then raced to three consecutive final round appearances, including wins in Dallas and Reading, in the first three races of the Countdown. In total, Line raced to six wins in eight final round appearances for the season and posted seven No. 1 qualifiers.

“It feels unbelievable to win my second championship,” said Line. “Timing is everything in our sport, and we got hot at the right time. The second championship definitely means more to me because as I’ve gotten older I’ve learned to appreciate it and realized how hard these things really are to get.”

Line, who won his first NHRA Full Throttle Pro Stock world championship in 2006, clinched his second title after he raced his Summit Racing Pontiac GXP to a semifinal round appearance Sunday in Las Vegas, home of his KB Racing team owner, Ken Black.

“It’s more important to clinch here than Pomona since we have all of Ken Black’s family here and without them, none of this would be possible,” said Line. “We owe everything to them. Wish we could have given them an all Summit final, but at least we did this here.”
Jason Line  (Tim Marshall photo)
Ron Lewis photo