If there’s one team that everyone in the world of NHRA pro stock drag racing is paying attention to during winter testing it is the Summit Racing Equipment tandem of Greg Anderson and Jason Line. Like every other team they have been dealing with the cataclysmic changes to the class over the winter and again, like many others they have recently taken to the strip to see what their new combo will deliver for performance with its flat hood, vastly different air delivery system, electronic fuel injection, 10,500 rpm rev limiter, and modified wheelie bar. The good news? They are right there in the thick of things with the other cars that have been out this year. The bad news? They are racing in la la land winter Florida air at Bradenton. This will affect every team during the winter test but Line and Anderson can at least be comfortable in knowing that they have a piece that can content on paper.
Why is everyone hyper vigilant about the performance of this particular team? These were the guys getting upwards of 12,000 RPM out of their previous combo and were likely the ones that would take the rev limiter hit the hardest in the performance department. It seems that the manifold design that they brought to test was a good start for sure and that with further refinement there could be even more performance potential for the Summit car.
The guys over at the On All Cylinders blog caught up with the guys and asked them some really good questions about the journey in getting the car ready, what the pitfalls have been, and how they see things progressing. Knowing these guys some from the race track I can tell you that they gave some really good and honest answers to the questions. This is a great read.