Sonoma: Scotty Cannon Saturday summary

Cannon qualifies 12TH; will face teammate Scelzi in first round. SONOMA, Calif. (Aug. 2, 2003) - Being his own new crew chief on the Oakley Funny Car is presenting unique challenges to driver Scotty Cannon, but facing his Oakley teammate Gary ...

Cannon qualifies 12TH; will face teammate Scelzi in first round.

SONOMA, Calif. (Aug. 2, 2003) - Being his own new crew chief on the Oakley Funny Car is presenting unique challenges to driver Scotty Cannon, but facing his Oakley teammate Gary Scelzi in the first round of final eliminations of the Fram-Autolite NHRA Nationals at Infineon Raceway tomorrow is one he'd rather not have.

Cannon qualified No. 12 with his 4.941/296.05 pass from Friday night. He hazed the tires in both qualifying sessions today and did not improve, resulting in that most unfavorable situation: racing against your teammate.

"He'll be a hard nut to crack," said Cannon. "He's running good. He's been down the track every time. But, you know what? It doesn't matter who's in the other lane; it really makes no difference. What can I say? I took on the chores of crew chief and I'm doing the best I can. We're OK, we're qualified. Let's see what happens tomorrow."

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Series NHRA
Drivers Gary Scelzi , Scotty Cannon