Columbus: Mark Whisnant Saturday summary

Whisnant misses the field in Columbus COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Mark Whisnant, driver of the RW Performance / Snap-On Tools Pro Stock Chevrolet Cavalier, has failed to qualify at the 39th annual Pontiac Excitement Nationals in Columbus, Ohio. Due to...

Whisnant misses the field in Columbus

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Mark Whisnant, driver of the RW Performance / Snap-On Tools Pro Stock Chevrolet Cavalier, has failed to qualify at the 39th annual Pontiac Excitement Nationals in Columbus, Ohio. Due to rain late Friday and early Saturday, qualifying was shortened to three rounds. Whisnant's best effort of the weekend was in the third and last session of qualifying. His 6.933 / 198.79 mph would be only be good enough for the 20th position and outside the field.

"I cannot believe it," said Whisnant. "We have to do something, and we have to do it quick. I am not happy with our performance. If we do not turn it around soon we will loose any hope of ending this season in the top ten in points."

"I do not know what the answer is, but in the next couple weeks we are going to do some searching and see if we can find one."

The next race on the 2003 POWERade Drag Racing series will be the 7th annual Sears Craftsman Nationals June 26-29 in St. Louis, Mo.

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