Las Vegas II: Scotty Cannon eliminations summary

Cannon out in first round in Vegas LAS VEGAS (Oct. 26, 2003) - Oakley Time Bomb Dodge Stratus driver Scotty Cannon qualified No. 8 for the fourth time this season, resulting in his having to meet the No. 9 qualifier in the first round of the ...

Cannon out in first round in Vegas

LAS VEGAS (Oct. 26, 2003) - Oakley Time Bomb Dodge Stratus driver Scotty Cannon qualified No. 8 for the fourth time this season, resulting in his having to meet the No. 9 qualifier in the first round of the ACDelco Las Vegas NHRA Nationals. With the No. 8 and No. 9 qualifiers often close in performance, it's usually anyone's race when they meet.

Cannon met up with Del Worsham in the first round today, with, of course, lane choice. He selected the more favorable left lane, but then fell victim to the bump that goes over the walkway. He smoked the tires at that point and was forced to watch Worsham take the win with a 4.926/315.19 pass to Cannon's losing 5.446/203.40.

"We were ready, we thought we had the setup just right," said Cannon, "but we just couldn't clear that bump. It's unfortunate because we really felt we had a good car under us this weekend. We'll just gather it all up and go to the final race in Pomona and conclude this season hopefully with a good result. Winning one of these would be nice."

Cannon is still seeking his first NHRA Funny Car victory and is 14th in the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series Funny Car point standings.

-dsr-

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Series NHRA
Drivers Del Worsham , Scotty Cannon