by Thomas Pope; Photos by Roger Richards Thu, 2020-01-16 19:10
Jason Line’s announcement Wednesday that the 2020 season will be his final campaign as a Pro Stock driver came as quite a surprise to everyone in drag racing.
The 50-year-old racer only broke the news to his team owner, Ken Black, “literally a couple of days ago.”
When the 2020 season opens at Pomona, Calif., in under a month, Line will go to bat in his Summit-sponsored Camaro with championships in 2006, 2011 and 2016. He’s got 50 national-event wins in the bank, and he’s won an NHRA event for 16 consecutive years. His 2019 victories came at Brainerd -- the home track for the Wright, Minn., native -- and at Maple Grove.
by Tracy Renck Wed, 2020-01-15 21:59
After a hectic start, Top Fuel pilot Austin Prock had an impressive inaugural season in 2019 – winning the Road to the Future Award as NHRA’s top rookie.
Prock finished eighth in the points standings, winning the race in Seattle, Aug. 4 and collecting five semifinal performances.
Now, with everything back in place, Prock is excited to get things going in 2020.
Photo by Auto Imagery Wed, 2020-01-15 13:00
NHRA celebrates 50 years of Pro Stock in 2020. Turning 50 and having 50 Pro Stock wins to his name, Jason Line feels the numbers add up just right for retiring from behind the wheel of the Summit Racing Pro Stock Camaro. The three-time NHRA Pro Stock champion has dubbed this final season of driving for Ken Black Racing, "the Finish Line Tour."
Line will channel his fierce drive to win into building and tuning Pro Stock and Sportsman-class race engines at the Ken Black Racing shop in Mooresville, North Carolina.