NHRA Hero Jason Line Chooses Hotchkis for his Heavy Chevy!

Pro Stock legend Jason Line drives for the Summit Racing team, so when he decided to build a 1968 Chevy Biscayne wagon into an 800+ horsepower 10-second street car with the team from Summit, he chose Hotchkis Sport Suspension. 

Minnesota native Jason Line is known around the country as one of the quickest and fastest drivers in the NHRA for his feats behind the wheel of the Summit Racing Equipment Pro Stock car with 21 career Pro Stock wins and highlights that include the 2004 Rookie of the Year title and the 2006 NHRA Pro Stock Championship. What many don’t know about the the ultra competitive driver is that he started his racing career in 1985 driving a 1968 Chevelle at Brainerd International Raceway, went on to serve in the U.S. Air Force from 1987-1991, then worked on Joe Gibbs’ NASCAR team as the Chief Dyno Operator. He returned to drag racing in the early ’90s, cinching the 1993 Stock Eliminator Championship. 

Those are serious muscle car credentials, so it comes as no surprise that Line spends his limited spare time away from the track wrenching on – you guessed it – muscle cars! His latest project is an unusual choice for someone used to combining maximum power with minimum weight: a GM B-Body station wagon. Line’s brother found the car (an original 427 Biscayne) in Minnesota, and while he didn’t set out to build a wagon he ended up with the car because its different than your standard coupe or hardtop and it’s a fairly rare car with the factory big block. 

A quick car build turned into a complete body-off restoration, including putting the body on a rotisserie after a full media blasting and a complete restoration and fortification of the factory frame. The body was sprayed in Summit Racing Blue, and the chassis was rebuilt with a narrowed 9-inch rear differential, and our own Hotchkis Sport Suspension upper and lower rear arms, front and rear sport sway bars, sport springs and a steering rebuild kit. The engine is a 557 cubic inch big block Line built with the Summit crew, producing in excess of 800 horsepower! 

This wild wheel-standing wagon is a true street/strip machine, capable of cruising to the local burger joint, picking up the kids form school and rocking the lights at the local drag strip. Considering Jason is sponsored by one of the biggest speed parts warehouses in the world he could literally have chosen anything for the suspension on his 4,500 pound Chevy, so we would like to thank him for choosing Hotchkis. 

Check out more pictures of the build and Jason’s build blog at the links below: 

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