Brainerd: Scotty Cannon Friday summary

BRAINERD, Minn. (Aug. 15, 2003) - Scotty Cannon placed his Oakley Funny Car in the No. 8 position tonight with a 5.118-second elapsed time at 290.63 mph. For Cannon's Oakley team, this event is a continuation of the test session at Route 66...

BRAINERD, Minn. (Aug. 15, 2003) - Scotty Cannon placed his Oakley Funny Car in the No. 8 position tonight with a 5.118-second elapsed time at 290.63 mph. For Cannon's Oakley team, this event is a continuation of the test session at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Ill., that was held earlier this week.

"We were testing in Chicago and the track was real good," he said. "We were actually testing for a slick track. Some of the stuff that we learned on the back half of the clutch we actually used here and we went to extremes that time (in the second qualifying session). The car went quicker to 330 feet than it did in Chicago. It run real good early, but we had the clutch slowed down so much it was just real slow off the back. The bottom line is now that we've changed so much stuff on the car if I don't get some sort of runs to look at then I'm just out there swinging in the air.

"We changed everything from the fuel system to the clutch and the type of clutch we were running. If we go four or five races and we haven't made any improvement I won't be too happy. My goal now for the next two runs is to run as good as anybody else runs in the heat, because that's when we're going to run on Sunday."

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