Baytown: Scotty Cannon Friday summary

Scotty Cannon No. 16 Friday night in Houston. Scotty Cannon, driving the Oakley "Sleep Tight...Oakley Design is Awake" Funny Car, was No. 10 after the first round, with a 7.855/105.46 tire-smoking, pedaling pass, in a round where only three...

Scotty Cannon No. 16 Friday night in Houston.

Scotty Cannon, driving the Oakley "Sleep Tight...Oakley Design is Awake" Funny Car, was No. 10 after the first round, with a 7.855/105.46 tire-smoking, pedaling pass, in a round where only three cars could claim getting down the track in any decent fashion. In the evening session, he again lost traction right at the starting line, posting a 12.652/79.36 pass. His earlier pass kept him in the field, in No. 16 spot.

CANNON: "We just got behind the 8-ball. We smoked the tires; we think we had too much power in the first run, and we're pretty sure had too much clutch, or maybe too much power that time (in the second round). What you run into when you come from Gainesville, from a tune-up standpoint, is it's hard to make power in Vegas so you get all jacked up, (put in) a lot of overdrive, a lot of clutch, a lot of things, to make the cars run good. When you come here you have to really, really get back to the other side of things on power. You have a lot less blower, a lot less timing, just a lot of less of everything. And sometimes it just don't want to take it. In a drag racer's vocabulary -- mine -- taking something out ain't usually the way I like to do it. What I do is try to make it run as hard as I can make it run. Tomorrow our game plan is we're going to back it down a little bit, take a little clutch off of it, try to go out there and run high .80s, depending on what the weather is going to be. But we just want to calm it down a little bit; it's just way too aggressive."

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