Norwalk Pro Modified Scotty Cannon Story

Cannon Pads Points Lead With World Nationals Runner-up NORWALK, OH-- With his closest two points rivals falling in the first round, current Pro Modified points leader Scotty Cannon made it a point to further hop, skip and jump away with the...

Cannon Pads Points Lead With World Nationals Runner-up

NORWALK, OH-- With his closest two points rivals falling in the first round, current Pro Modified points leader Scotty Cannon made it a point to further hop, skip and jump away with the points lead. The veteran pilot from Lyman, South Carolina made it to the finals of the World Nationals, but fell to arch rival Shannon Jenkins. The came a day after Cannon set both ends of the class world record.

Cannon had planned to sit out the final session on Saturday night qualifying at the World Nationals for fear that he would be penalized for running too good. He finally blew off the notion and that was not good for the Pro Modified contingent. The Cable TV Magazine sponsored, 5-time IHRA world champion roared to the quickest and fastest IHRA Pro Modified pass in history, a 6.374/220.70. The run marked the second time that a Pro Modified entry has run in the 6.30s (Cannon did it in July at Cordova) and the first time in IHRA competition that one had exceeded 220 miles per hour in his Eagle Racing Engines powered, Murray Anderson built 1953 Studebaker. To reach the finals, he disposed of such racers as Wally Stroupe. Tommy Gray and Carl Moyer. In the finals, Jenkins took the win light in a 6.45/216.45 to 6.54/218.76.

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Series Drag
Drivers Scotty Cannon , Tommy Gray , Shannon Jenkins