Jason Line kicked off the 50th anniversary of the National Hot Rod Association Pro Stock class by finishing second in Pomona, California, and now the Wright native seeks to go one better this weekend at the Arizona Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park.
The three-time Pro Stock world champion is retiring at the end of this season, calling it “The Finish Line Tour.”
But just because this is a retirement tour, it doesn’t mean Line is slowing down.
“I’m not dead yet,” Line, who posted two of his 50 career victories in 2019, told NHRA.com. “I feel like we’re going to compete for a championship as we hope to every year and, of course, my goal is to win a title. It would be nice to be on top again. It’s all about peaking at the right time. That’s my goal and it’s certainly a possibility. We’re testing and trying some new things, but our goal is to keep winning races.”
Line has made 375 career starts and has won twice at Phoenix. Line said he wants to add to his win total, knowing there will be time down the road to feel nostalgic.
“It’s definitely cool to be part of the 50th anniversary celebration (of Pro Stock),” Line said. “It’s been a fun way to make a living and it’s been fantastic. From a participation standpoint, the class is the best it’s been in a few years and that’s a good thing. At some point, I’ll be nostalgic about it, but not right now. It’s been a great ride and I want to enjoy this last season.”