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On one hand, I know that we should be proud that we were able to make those first 150 races and that it's an accomplishment for the entire Summit Racing team, but at the same time, it should tick us off because it didn't need to come to an end quite yet. [...] to all our fans who have stuck with us whether we win or lose, thanks for your support, and hang in there because we will be back.
ON THE RUN with Jason Line Getting Power to the Ground Line is focused on harnessing horsepower and getting his team back in top form W e are now seven races into the to do a better job of getting that power to the 2010 Full Throttle Drag Racing ground, something that, of course, is easier said than season, and I must admit that, done. As the old saying goes, “If you keep doing what you’re doing, you’ll keep getting what you’re so far, this has been the toughest stretch of getting,” so we know it’s something we need to fix my racing career. — and fast. As you know, our challenges started long before It’s hard to stay positive when you’re not the Winternationals when our team owner and running as well as you should. Racing is a tough race when a few of us visited the shops of the leader Ken Black had a stroke last December. I am business, and we all take it pretty seriously. But it’s Bigfoot Monster Truck team (a fellow Team glad to report that he continues to recover and even times like these when it’s more important than ever Summit member) in Hazelwood, Mo. Bob Trent and went home a week ago, which is a tremendous step to stay upbeat. Personally, I prefer to see our current his staff could not have been nicer showing us forward. He still has a long and hard road ahead of situation as an opportunity to revamp and bring around their entire facility. They are the true him, but after spending time with him while we things to a new level. It’s not an easy thing to do, pioneers of the monster truck phenomenon, as were in Las Vegas, I have no doubt that it is only a and sometimes, in the name of progress, you end up evidenced by the celebration of their 35th matter of time before he is back with us at the going backwards, but I’m confident that it’s not anniversary in 2010. racetrack. Quite frankly, that day can’t come soon going to stay like this for very long. Things are We were able to see everything from one of their enough for any of us on his KB Racing crew. going to get better for us, I assure you. latest creations taking shape to the original truck We’ve also had a roller-coaster season on the that started it all, Bigfoot #1. I was truly honored track, experiencing everything from the high of that they let me get behind the wheel, and it was “ We have a lot of very good pretty cool to drive a piece of history. Someday my winning in Gainesville to the absolute low of missing the show in Madison, two weeks after people on this Summit kids will look at that picture and think their dad was setting the NHRA record for consecutive races Racing team who will work their pretty cool. qualified to start a Pro Stock career. On one hand, I An experience like that makes you appreciate know that we should be proud that we were able to guts out to get things right and how special it is to be a member of the Summit make those first 150 races and that it’s an family. That, in turn, motivates you to work harder ” accomplishment for the entire Summit Racing team, will keep working just as so you can do a good job of representing them. We but at the same time, it should tick us off because it hard after that. certainly want to do better for them than we have so didn’t need to come to an end quite yet. far this year. Just like Ken, they have done so much We have a lot of very good people on this for us, and we want to repay them for their support. Summit Racing team who will work their guts out
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