Wright native Jason Line closes out his 18-year Pro Stock racing career this weekend by going for another title at the Dodge National Hot Rod Association Finals in Las Vegas.
Line, a three-time Pro Stock champion, is in a tie for second place with Jeg Coughlin Jr. heading into the finale, 55 points behind defending champion Erica Enders. Qualifying begins Friday and finals are Sunday at the The Strip at Las Vegas Speedway.
Enders is seeking a fourth championship, more than any other woman in NHRA history.
So is Line, who previously won series crowns in 2006, 2011 and 2016 and has more than 50 individual race victories. The Mooresville, North Carolina, resident announced in January, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, that this was his final season behind the wheel of KB Racing's Chevrolet Camaros.
“It’s been a great run,” Line told the News Tribune at the time he announced his retirement. “The truth is, I’ve gotten to do it 17 years longer than I ever dreamed I would. I’ve got no regrets. I’m not sad. I’m excited about my new role and some new opportunities. I’m not going anywhere. I’m staying with KB. We’ve got a great family there. My position is just going to change a little bit, that’s all. My heart was always in drag racing, and still is. I still love it. The sport has been really good to me.”