Baytown: Scotty Cannon eliminations summary

Cannon out in first round in Houston. HOUSTON (April 13, 2003) -- Scotty Cannon was on a good run in the Oakley "Elite Special Forces" Funny Car in the first round of eliminations at the O'Reilly Spring Nationals at Houston Raceway Park against...

Cannon out in first round in Houston.

HOUSTON (April 13, 2003) -- Scotty Cannon was on a good run in the Oakley "Elite Special Forces" Funny Car in the first round of eliminations at the O'Reilly Spring Nationals at Houston Raceway Park against Del Worsham. He was ahead of Worsham at 330 feet of the quarter-mile track when it struck the tires and started to mix cylinders, resulting in a 5.052-second lap at 284.75 mph to Worsham's round-winning 4.920/310.48.

The team continues to make progress, however, in a long season which has 18 more events.

"It was running good at about half track," said the 1999 NHRA Rookie of the year. "It just had a little bit too much power in it. It just didn't stick. The bottom line is we got behind the 8-ball when we got here; we didn't get down the track. So we had only one run to go off of. My fault. We'll fix it and go to the next race track. We're making progress, but it don't look like it."

Cannon's Oakley team will test here tomorrow.

-dsr-

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Series NHRA
Drivers Del Worsham , Scotty Cannon