Edmonton: Friday qualifying summary

Rain Washes Out Second Friday Qualifying Session at CARS RV & Sport & Marine Rocky Mountain Nationals Scott Cannon Jr. (Pro Modified), Mark Thomas (Alcohol Funny Car) and Bob Bertsch (Pro Stock) claim provisional pole positions at Castrol ...

Rain Washes Out Second Friday Qualifying Session at CARS RV & Sport & Marine Rocky Mountain Nationals

Scott Cannon Jr. (Pro Modified), Mark Thomas (Alcohol Funny Car) and Bob Bertsch (Pro Stock) claim provisional pole positions at Castrol Raceway in Edmonton; Top Fuel and Nitro Funny Car will qualify Saturday

EDMONTON, Ab. (July 4, 2008) -- The main attractions of the first day of action at the Rocky Mountain Nationals, the Top Fuel and Nitro Funny Car qualifying sessions, were set to go just as an aggressive storm front struck, lashing the area with heavy rain and steady flashes of lightning.

The rain eventually subsided, and for a time officials were optimistic that the day's qualifying could be salvaged. But a second front blew in and the decision was made to call it a day.

"We consulted all the weather outlets looking for any possible way we could get the program in, but we just could not see any window of opportunity," said Skooter Peaco, IHRA Vice President of Racing Operations. "In fact, there was more severe weather coming our way, so we unfortunately made the decision to pull the plug."

Three professional classes made qualifying passes earlier in the day, with Scott Cannon (Pro Modified), Mark Thomas (Alcohol Funny Car), and Bob Bertsch (Pro Stock) claiming provisional No. 1 berths.

Qualifying will resume Saturday at 10, with the professional sessions at 3 and 7:30.

-credit: ihra

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