We were pleasantly surprised. It’s a little faster than we thought it (the car) would run. We were pretty happy with that.”
Tallmadge, OH (PRWEB) January 23, 2016
The Summit Racing/KB Racing team took a major step forward this week when they made their first passes in their Summit Racing Camaros with the new fuel-injected setup during a test session in Bradenton, Florida. New rules in NHRA Pro Stock mandate the use of electronic fuel injection, a front-mount air inlet and the removal of the cars’ prominent hood scoop, and a 10,500 RPM rev limit.
Summit Racing-sponsored NHRA Pro Stock drivers Greg Anderson and Jason Line have six NHRA world championships and 115 national event victories between them, so they’ve become accustomed to success on the track.
But the 2016 season has posed some big challenges to the KB Racing team and Pro Stock as a class. The test session gave the KB Racing team some much-needed indicators showing their program is going in the right direction.
“The car started!” Jason Line said.
“Then we made a burnout—the second test,” Greg Anderson added. “We were able to stage the car and make a launch. That was the third test.”
Once they were over the elation (and relief) of the Camaro starting and launching, Anderson was able to put down several passes, including a run of 6.54 seconds at 211.98 MPH.
“We were pleasantly surprised,” said Line after that pass. “I’m not sure the numbers mean a whole lot but at the same time, it’s a little faster than we thought it (the car) would run. We were pretty happy with that.”
Summit Racing’s blog, OnAllCylinders, did an extensive interview with Anderson and Line and got their views on the test session and the challenge of working under the new Pro Stock rules. Read the interview, see a video of the 6.54 second pass, and photos of the new Summit Racing Camaro here.
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