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  • Championship Contender Line Scores No. 1 at NHRA Finals

    The battle for the 2014 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro Stock championship is going right down to the final day of what has been a whirlwind of a season, and Summit Racing campaigner Jason Line is in the fight of his life for the third world title of his career at the 50th annual Auto Club NHRA Finals. Line, of Mooresville, N.C., gathered bonus points en route to his third No. 1 qualifier award of the season and the 38th of his career, and the top spot came with enough qualifying marks to narrow the gap between himself and the biggest trophy of the year.

    “Coming here, we know we had to minimize the gap,” said Line, who is now 19 points – less than a round – behind the points leader, Erica Enders-Stevens. “I wasn’t counting on being No. 1, but we were, and that has made this a really great day. It’s pretty exciting for all of us over here at KB Racing, and our Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro made a really good run that was necessary for us to stay in the championship hunt. Qualifying was a lot of fun, we were going back and forth, and now the ladder for tomorrow could set up for a phenomenal day. If she and I race in the finals, the winner of the race wins the championship. To me, that’s about as cool as it gets.”

    Line earned two bonus points in his first run down the racetrack at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona with a 6.532-second pass at 211.46 mph, and he ended the first day of qualifying in the No. 3 spot following a 6.537 at 211.33 that was good for one more bonus mark for the pile.

    Saturday opened crisp and cool, but the sun moved in and out from behind the clouds and made it an interesting game as crew chiefs worked to put their finger on the right combination. KB Racing crew chief Rob Downing hit the nail on the head with a stout 6.517 at a big speed of 212.19 mph, and Line was piloting a rocket with his Summit Racing Camaro, reeling in three more bonus points and securing the No. 1 position. Although he had trouble and slowed in the final session, mustering 6.918 pass, Line held on to the low qualifier award. He will race part timer Jeff Isbell in the first round on Sunday.

    “If you want to be the champion, you have to mow over everyone. It’s not an easy thing to do – there is nobody out here that’s easy to beat,” said Line. “But I’m excited about tomorrow and about the way the day turned out. It’s a heck of an opportunity for everyone that works on our Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro. This is a great thing. This is the way it’s supposed to be, but it very rarely comes down to this situation. She’s on the opposite side of the ladder, she’s less than one round ahead, and hopefully, the fight for the 2014 Pro Stock championship will be one for the ages. It’s going to be cool.”


  • Jason Line No. 1 On First Day at Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals

    JasonLine_2Jason Line is continuing his current super-fast trend at the 60th anniversary Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals and earned the role of provisional No. 1 qualifier on the first day of the prestigious event held at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis. The driver of the blue Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro has qualified second or better in three of the last four races, beginning with a low qualifier award – his first of the season – at the challenging Mile-High Nationals in Denver.

    Line raced to a 6.623-second pass at 208.78 mph that was quickest and fastest in the opening session of Pro Stock. Line has a history of speed at the U.S. Nationals and is the track record holder for his 6.538 clocked at the event in 2011.

    “It feels really good to get a good run under our belt; both the Summit Racing cars ran pretty sporty – and the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals is a good place to be fast in a Chevy Camaro,” said Line. “We were just trying to make a good, safe run, but not so safe that it was slow. It was a nice run, but there’s a little left. She could have been faster.”

    Line is in an unusual position during qualifying at Lucas Oil Raceway as he will compete in the weather-delayed semifinal round of the Brainerd race on Saturday in the third session. The Brainerd final will be contested on Sunday.

    “I know I have a good horse, but you always wonder,” said Line, who has started from the No. 1 position 36 times in his career. “A lot of times you leave one place – at Brainerd my car was very fast, and it would have been nice to finish that race there – you wonder, is it going to be as good when you get to the next race. Fortunately, we had fairly similar conditions here to what we had in Brainerd, and we ran well there. We basically had the same tune-up here as we did there, and it ran about the same.

    “It’s very strange, I’ve never finished a race this way, but there is a first time for everything. I’m looking forward to it. Hopefully, we can win.”


  • Two Opportunities for Points Leader Line to Triumph at U.S. Nationals

    Summit Racing Pro Stock driver Jason Line will have the unique opportunity to race for two trophies this weekend at the most prestigious race on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series tour, the 60th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals. In addition to pursuing his first Indy trophy, Line, of Mooresville, N.C., was a semifinalist at the rain-halted Lucas Oil Nationals in Brainerd two weeks ago and will complete the race during qualifying at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis.

    Line enters the U.S. Nationals as the track record holder with a 6.538-second elapsed time recorded in 2011, and the event three years ago marked the most success that Line has yet had at the esteemed facility. He was No. 1 qualifier that year and raced to the final round to record a runner-up finish to Summit Racing teammate Greg Anderson.  The fact that victory in Indianapolis has so far been elusive for the 34-time NHRA Pro Stock winner isn’t weighing heavily on Line’s mind; he arrives in possession of the points lead and with two consecutive wins on his scorecard, earned in Sonoma and Seattle.

    “We’re just going to show up and start there,” said Line. “I don’t know if the KB Racing team will dominate this weekend, but we are certainly in a position where we have a chance to win the race. We have the Summit Racing Camaros running a lot better than they were three months ago, but it’s hard to say how it will turn out because you just don’t know what everyone else is doing. Anyone could have worked very hard and come up with some piece that they’ve been missing. I do know that we will be right in the hunt. The Summit Racing team will be competitive. Do we have a chance to qualify No. 1? You bet.”

    In addition to Line’s low qualifier award in 2011, teammate Anderson has three No. 1s earned in Indy (2004-06) and has six times won the event.

    While the team’s collective U.S. Nationals record is exemplary, they will have their hands full this weekend as they fight for the trophies up for grabs and work diligently to preserve Anderson’s position in the top 10. The weekend will signify the closing of the regular season, and it is the final chance for drivers to lock in their spot in the Countdown to the Championship.

    “Indy is a place where Greg shines,” said Line. “He has a stranglehold on that race and loves going there. He thrives there, and I certainly wouldn’t want to race against him. He’s tough, and I know he’ll be fine. Our team tested a couple of days after Brainerd and we’ve been working on engines and getting ready for the Countdown, and we’ll be ready for this weekend.

    “For me, personally, it’s going to be unusual because we’re finishing the Brainerd race. But I look at that as a positive thing. It gives me another chance to have a crack at raceday. Usually, if you don’t do well on raceday you have to wait another week or more, but in this case if things don’t go my way I’ll only have to wait another day. It’s another opportunity to be in race mode and see what we have as the Countdown gets closer, and I’m excited about it. We were pretty happy with our performance at Brainerd, so we’re confident that we can show up with what we have and be very competitive.”


  • Line Powers to Victory in all-Summit Racing Seattle Final

    The Summit Racing Pro Stock team had an extraordinary outing this weekend at the 27th annual NHRA Northwest Nationals, and it came to a dramatic and exciting final round for the charging group as teammates Jason Line and Greg Anderson raced for the trophy. Line was victorious, and his teammate made huge strides of his own as he broke into the top 10 in NHRA’s Mello Yello Drag Racing Series standings for the first time this season.

    Starting from the No. 3 position, Line flew to a 6.555-second pass at 211.16 mph in his first round defeat of Northwest part-timer Mark Wolfe and went on to knock out V. Gaines in the quarterfinals, 6.579, 210.73 to 6.593, 210.77. The Seattle sun was blazing on the racetrack, but Line’s swift Chevrolet was out of the gate quickly in the semifinals, taking a .032-second advantage over Shane Gray and turning it into a win at the top end, 6.606, 210.24 to 6.625, 210.05.

    On the other side of the ladder, Anderson was taking down his opponents methodically, marching past Deric Kramer before demolishing a troubled Jeg Coughlin and then getting ahead of points leader Allen Johnson, who also had trouble on the racetrack.

    The scene was set for the first all-Summit Racing final round since the 2012 race in Englishtown, where Anderson got the nod and the 100th win for KB Racing. It would be the 70th final round for Line and the 116th for Anderson, and it would also mark the 22nd time that the two had raced in the final.

    After a brief staging dual, Line pulled his car into the final beam and Anderson quickly followed suit. The tree came down and Line took a .005-second advantage with a .028 reaction time to Anderson’s .033, and the tiny edge turned out to make a whale of a difference at the top end. Line got the win light on a holeshot, 6.611 at 210.67 to Anderson’s quicker 6.608, 210.54. The margin of victory was just .002-second.

    “Today was a very good day for KB Racing and for Team Summit,” said Line. “We got both of the Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaros to the final and what more could you ask for? Greg got into the top 10, and he is not going to look back. He has a good car, and the truth is that he drove better than anybody else today. He’s going to be tough from here on out, trust me.

    “I know Greg is disappointed, and I can understand that. We’ve both certainly been on that side of it before, but he is going to win. And when he starts winning, he is going to be tough to stop. The Summit Racing team has some good things coming in the future, and I’m very optimistic. I want to thank Summit Racing and Ken Black for the opportunities that they continue to give us to come out here and win these races.”

    The win was the 34th of Line’s Pro Stock career and his third of the season. It was particularly sweet as it came on the heels of a victory earned just last week in Sonoma. Line is No. 3 in the Pro Stock standings and just 37 points outside of first place. Only five marks separate Line and 2nd place Johnson.

    The next event on the schedule is the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals in Brainerd, Minn. Line grew up in Wright, not far from Brainerd International Raceway, and his home track would be the ideal setting to accomplish something new.

    “I’ve never won three in a row, but there is a first time for everything,” said Line.


  • Line, secure in Countdown, puts team progress at forefront in Seattle

    Summit Racing NHRA Pro Stock driver Jason Line added a win at the Seattle area’s Pacific Raceways in 2008, and the victory closed the door on a frustrating dry spell at the facility located in the heart of the Pacific Northwest. Once the first win was in the books at the NHRA Northwest Nationals, the embargo was lifted for Line, and he followed up with a victory in 2011 against KB Racing teammate Greg Anderson.

    “For a long time, Seattle wasn’t a friend to me – but Seattle and I are good now. We’ve made amends,” said Line, who will return to Seattle this weekend for the 27th annual NHRA Northwest Nationals. “I like going there; it’s a nice place and beautiful country – and I have a really good racecar right now, so that certainly doesn’t hurt.”

    Indeed, Line’s blue Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro is a very fast hot rod. He was the provisional No. 1 qualifier last weekend in Sonoma on Friday night, and he believes he would have reclaimed the pole on Saturday had it not been for out-of-character driver error. The win at Sonoma Raceway put an exclamation point on the fact that he claimed his berth in the Countdown to the Championship playoffs in the second round.

    One would think that with a position in the Countdown to the Championship secured, a second win of the season on his scorecard, and a recent No. 1 qualifier award at the Denver Mile-High Nationals, Line would feel that the heat was somewhat turned down. However, that is not the case.

    “The pressure certainly isn’t off going to these next three races before the Countdown starts,” said Line. “Right now we have to get Greg in there and running better. Both of those things have been a challenge for us, and we haven’t made it a secret that our cars haven’t been where we felt they should be – but we’re getting there now. The last two weeks, I’ve felt like I’ve had the best car out there, and we just need to get Greg and our KB Racing teammate Vincent better. We’re on the right track, and we just need to keep that going.”

    Before the race in Seattle, the Summit Racing drivers are making a very interesting detour, and one that Line has long looked forward to.

    “Greg and I get to go to Hot August Nights in Reno this week with the folks from Summit Racing Equipment, and for us, that is a really big deal,” said Line. “I’m a muscle car guy, so this is something I’ve always wanted to do. It’s a huge car show, with something like 15,000 cars on display, plus we’ll get to meet fans and talk hot rods for two days, so I’m really looking forward to that. It will be a fun stop for us and a great way to start the weekend.”


  • Line makes steps in the right direction in Gainesville

    Summit Racing Pro Stock driver Jason Line was two rounds shy of where he wanted to be at the conclusion of the 45th annual Amalie Oil NHRA Gatornationals, but for Line and Team Summit, the final result belies the truth: the KB Racing team is making progress on the racetrack with every bite they take out of NHRA’s 2014 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series tour.

    Line, of Mooresville, N.C., qualified his blue Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro in the No. 8 position with a best time of 6.525 at 212.76. Qualifying started on a sour note for the team as a malfunction in the clutch halted progress before Line could even begin, but each run thereafter was a step up and in the right direction.

    Line cleared the finish line in the second qualifying round with a 6.541, 213.20 and was 6.526 at 212.63 in the third session. He was prepared for raceday following one final qualifying pass that moved him up a notch in the line-up, a 6.525 at a solid 212.76.

    On raceday, the 32-time Pro Stock winner drew Summit Racing teammate Jimmy Alund as a first-round opponent. Line got the nod when Alund left the starting line too soon and illuminated the red light. Line raced to a 6.567-second blast at 211.30 mph in the Summit Racing Camaro and advanced to a second-round meeting with Dave Connolly, the No. 1 qualifier.

    The race with Connolly was decided at the starting line, as Line’s opponent was first to launch and carried the lead to a 6.584, 210.87 to 6.568, 211.39 win.

    “The driver didn’t do a good job today, but the good news is that the Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro got better and better over the course of the weekend,” said Line, who leaves the event positioned fourth in the Pro Stock series standings.

    “We were respectable today, and even though we got off to a late start after losing that first run in qualifying, we made progress. The KB Racing team worked well together this weekend, and hopefully we can pick up momentum heading into the SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals in a couple of weeks in Las Vegas.”


  • Line Bringing the Heat to Phoenix

    NHRA Pro Stock driver Jason Line is eager to return to the seat of his blue Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro, particularly as the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series makes its second stop of 24 on the 2014 tour on the heels of a very successful outing for the KB Racing team. Just two short weeks ago, Line won the season-opener in Pomona, and he plans to ride a wave of momentum into the Valley of the Sun at this weekend’s CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Nationals at the newly rejuvenated Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park near Phoenix.

     

    Line, who now possesses a remarkable 32 NHRA Pro Stock wins, has had previous success in Phoenix and was the winner of the event in 2012. He was also the No. 1 qualifier in 2007.

     

    “It’s a great feeling for this Summit Racing team to head to Phoenix, because no matter what, we get there and we’re the guys who won the last race,” said Line. “That’s a nice thing to be able to say, and it makes everyone on this team feel pretty darn good. Now our job is to build on that and bring another one home for Summit Racing and our team owner Ken Black. Ken and his wife Judy were there with us when we won in Pomona, and that was really special. Every win is important, but that one was particularly special for several reasons.”

     

    In addition to Black being on site to see his team earn their 104th national event title, Line was able to bring home the trophy for teammate Greg Anderson, who was in the hospital recovering from successful heart surgery and has since returned home. Anderson is schedule to return to racing his Summit Racing Pro Stock Chevrolet Camaro in Atlanta this May.

     

    “The win at the Winternationals may have been the biggest one yet for me,” admitted Line. “It was very different to be there without my teammate, and I will say that I wasn’t 100% confident that we could win that weekend. But we did it – and I think that shows what a great team we have. It was a very good way to start the year, and we know our Summit Racing Camaros are capable of winning. It gave us all a boost of confidence, and I think we’re all excited.”

     

    Line arrives in Phoenix in the points lead, a position he last held after winning in Dallas last year. A two-time NHRA world champion in the esteemed Pro Stock category, the Minnesota-born Mooresville, N.C.-based driver isn’t willing to lay out his vision for the season just yet.

     

    “I’m realistic,” said Line. “But I will say that any time you go to a race after winning one, it’s just fun. You know what your team is capable of, and of course, that’s what you hope for – to be able to win. The field was very tight in Pomona, and that makes for great racing so I’m excited about this year. The crowd was really enthusiastic, too – and maybe they’re always that way, but it seemed to me that they are especially this year. When the crowd is into it that makes it even more fun for all of us. It’s going to be a good year.”


  • Line Wins Season-Opener in Pomona for Team Summit, Anderson

    Jason Line had a lot on his mind coming into the 54th annual Circle K NHRA Winternationals, the first race of 24 in NHRA’s 2014 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. With Summit Racing teammate Greg Anderson on the mend but out for the first six races following heart surgery, the Mooresville, N.C., based driver would be racing for the first time without his team leader. Line, however, accepted the challenge and rose to the occasion, powering his bright blue Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro to the 66th final round of his career and his 32nd Pro Stock victory. Line will leave Auto Club Raceway at Pomona with the points lead.

    “It’s a huge deal to start off the year like this, and I didn’t want to lose to an ‘ugly Dodge,’ ” joked Line. “But in all seriousness, this is a big deal for the Summit Racing team and our Chevrolet Camaros. We worked hard over the winter, and I think we really made some progress. The sport is crazy competitive right now, but we’re certainly off to a good start.

    “The KB Racing team was great this weekend. We all pitched in and worked together, and Jimmy Alund [who will drive Anderson’s Summit Racing Camaro for the first six events] was a great help as well. He’s a very capable guy and was certainly an asset to us this weekend, there’s no question.”

    Line, tuned by crew chiefs Rob Downing and Tim Freeman, had a strong car from the start with his Summit Racing Camaro – remarkably, the same car that he crashed in testing late last season – and entered eliminations as the No. 3 qualifier based on a best time of 6.514-second at 212.63 mph. Although first-round opponent Matt Hartford was nearly psychic at the starting line with a .004-second reaction time to Line’s .051, the charging Chevrolet did its job. Line tripped the finish-line timers with a 6.548 at 211.43 to shut down his opponent’s 6.615, 209.30.

    In the second-round, Line nabbed a .003-second starting line advantage over Pro Stock returner Dave Connolly and lengthened his lead as he raced down the quarter-mile for a 6.536, 212.06 to 6.544, 212.06 win. The win light came with a semifinals meeting with Shane Gray, the driver Line beat in the final round in both of his 2013 wins (Houston and Dallas). Line again got the nod, this time with the quickest and fastest pass of the round, a 6.527, 212.23 to Gray’s 6.541, 211.79.

    The final round with Denver, Colo., resident V. Gaines was familiar for Line, who beat his friendly rival in the 2006 Sonoma final but fell to him in 2008, when Gaines took the title. The two were nearly identical as they launched from the starting line, but Line, with a .003-second edge, made his best run of the day to get the win. Anderson was watching and cheering his team on from a hospital room in N.C.

    “I talked to Greg this morning, and he gave me strict instructions,” said Line, who joined the KB Racing team, a group that now owns 104 event titles, in 2004. “When I finally get to talk to him tonight, I’m pretty sure he’ll be happy with me. This is really cool, and I’m glad Greg is getting better. I’m forever indebted to him for giving me the opportunity so many years ago that nobody else would have.”


  • Line Wheels Summit Racing Camaro to the No. 3 Spot in Pomona

    JasonLineWNSummit Racing Pro Stock driver Jason Line wasn’t thrilled with where he ended the first day of qualifying at the 54th annual Circle K NHRA Winternationals, but day two of the event at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona yielded far better results and put a smile on Line’s face. After all was said and done, Line had powered his way up to the No. 3 position with a best time of 6.514-second at a booming 212.63 mph.

    In addition to climbing five positions, Line picked up two bonus qualifying points for the pass that was second-quickest of the session.

    Line’s first run of the weekend was 6.549 at 212.36 and was followed by a 6.571, 211.76. He came close to matching his strong third round numbers and finished qualifying with a 6.520 paired with another 212-mph blast.

    “We’re in the top 3, so you can’t really be too mad about that,” said Line. “You always want to be the quickest car out there, but I think we’re in a pretty good position right now. We’re qualified on the same side of the ladder as our Summit Racing teammate Jimmy Alund, and that isn’t ideal – but the good news is that you know going into this that if you meet in the semifinals, one blue Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro will be making it to the final round.”

    Line, the No. 3 qualifier, will square off with Matt Hartford in the first round of eliminations. Line and Hartford last raced in Topeka in 2013, and Hartford was the benefactor when Line ran into a bit of trouble on the starting line. While Line looks to the first round at the season-opener to even the score, he has an ulterior motive in his desire to succeed: with his KB Racing team leader and fellow Summit Racing driver Greg Anderson in the hospital recovering from heart surgery, he hopes to bring home the Wally and put a smile on his teammate’s face.

    “Obviously, Greg would want me to win tomorrow,” said Line. “He’s a very competitive person, and this team means a lot to him. There are a lot of reasons we want to win this weekend, but that’s a pretty big one.

    “I don’t know what tomorrow brings, but I know that we have two very good cars. We have a great team, and we’ve gained some confidence over these four rounds of qualifying. Tomorrow we will each be giving 100% and hopefully everything turns out the best it possibly can for Team Summit.”


  • Line Embraces Fresh Challenge as Season Begins in Pomona

    Jason Line and the Summit Racing team have faced and overcome many challenges during their tenure together, with a collective 105 national event wins and six NHRA Pro Stock world championships stand as testament. The group will have another opportunity to display their determined and resilient nature when they enter the 2014 season of NHRA’s Mello Yello Drag Racing Series under circumstances that have never before been a factor. For the first time in his illustrious career, Line will compete at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona at the Circle K NHRA Winternationals, the first of 24 events on the tour, without teammate Greg Anderson.

    Instead, eight-time FIA Pro Stock champion Jimmy Alund will be piloting Anderson’s Summit Racing Equipment/KB Racing Chevrolet Camaro for the first six events while the decorated driver is out of the seat for the first six races for scheduled surgery to repair a bicuspid aortic heart valve.

    “It will certainly be strange – I’ve never been to a Pro Stock race without Greg Anderson,” admitted Line. “This is something that is a priority, though. Of course, Greg didn’t want to miss any races, but the rest of us were thinking, ‘Buddy, you take care of yourself. Do what you have to do.’ It’s going to be very strange, for sure, but the Summit Racing team has been faced with plenty of challenges in the past, and this is simply another that we will have the opportunity to overcome. We look forward to Greg’s return in a couple months, and we hope we make him proud while he’s away from the racetrack.”

    Alund, one of the most successful Pro Stock drivers in Europe, is very familiar with the KB Racing team and their equipment. In 2013, the Swedish racer won five of six events of the FIA European Championship season, was No. 1 qualifier at each race, and reset both ends of the series Pro Stock record with a KB Racing engine under the hood of his 2012 J&J Performance Camaro.

    “It’ll be fun to have Jimmy on board,” said Line. “He has some similar traits to Greg. He’s a real go-getter with a serious drive to win, and I think we’ll learn a few things from him.”

    While Alund drives the already-familiar blue Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro, Line will also be in familiar territory as he slides in behind the wheel of what was formerly the silver Summit Racing Camaro. The car had been crashed at a test session last fall with Line behind the wheel but now returns to rotation repaired, ready, and with a fresh coat of brilliant blue paint to match the Chevrolet that Alund will command.

    The Summit Racing team is rounding out the last few days of the off-season at the newly resurfaced Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park near Phoenix and putting in one final test session before making the short journey to Pomona to participate in a race that Line has won twice (2009 and 2011) and where he was No. 1 qualifier in 2012.

    “We always like returning to Pomona, especially for this race,” said Line. “The first race of the season is a fresh page for everybody. We have some interesting challenges to deal with, but the Summit Racing team has put in a lot of hours and effort during the off-season. Hopefully, it shows.”

    Jason Line & the Summit Racing Chevy Camaro crew
    By the Numbers – The Auto Club Raceway at Pomona edition:

    2 – Wins scored by Line at the Winternationals heading into this weekend

    4 – Finishes of the semifinals or better in Line’s 9 previous starts at the NHRA season-opener.

    10 – Years since Line’s first start in Pomona, at the 2004 Winternationals.

    Event Schedule:

    Friday, February 7: Two qualifying sessions at 12:30 & 3:30 p.m.
    Saturday, February 8: Two qualifying sessions at 12:30 & 3:30 p.m.
    Sunday, February 9: Final eliminations starting with Top Fuel at 11:00 a.m.

    Television Coverage (all coverage on ESPN2):

    Qualifying: Saturday, February 8 – 11:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
    Eliminations: Sunday, February 9 – 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
    (All times Eastern)