Norwalk: Cannister preview

(NORWALK, Ohio) - Laurie Cannister proved one thing last weekend - she's a clutch performer. Cannister drove her Mopar-powered Nicorette Pro Outlaw dragster to a final round victory over Mick Snyder at last weekend's rain-delayed...

(NORWALK, Ohio) - Laurie Cannister proved one thing last weekend - she's a clutch performer.

Cannister drove her Mopar-powered Nicorette Pro Outlaw dragster to a final round victory over Mick Snyder at last weekend's rain-delayed Carquest Northern IHRA Nationals at Mid-Michigan Motorplex in Stanton, Mich.

With Snyder right behind her in points, and looking to close in with a victory at Stanton, Cannister ran low-elapsed time of eliminations at 6.035-seconds and extended her points lead.

"That was a big one," Cannister said. "We want to be the last one remembered. Since the class is going away, I wanted to make the last impression."

It was announced earlier this year that the Pro Outlaw category will be dropped from IHRA's 2001 program. The victory was Cannister's second of the season, with the first coming at the Holley Spring Nationals at Rockingham (N.C.) Dragway in April.

"We are really happy with our Mopar program," said the 1999 Pro Outlaw rookie of the year. "It's an excellent piece of equipment. It has a lot more durability the competition."

Cannister hopes to keep the momentum going as she heads into this weekend's Mopar Parts World Nationals at Norwalk Raceway Park. The Pennsylvania resident is the event's defending Pro Outlaw winner.

"We would really like to defend our title," Cannister noted. "The race is important, especially because its Mopar's event and they sponsor us.

"We want to extend our success," Cannister continued. "The Norwalk facility is outstanding and we want to win IHRA's biggest race of the year."

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Series Drag
Drivers Laurie Cannister , Mick Snyder