Cannon still looking for first win in Englishtown ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. - Defending Division 2 Top Alcohol Dragster Champion Jason Cannon enters this weekend's K&N Filters SuperNationals at Raceway Park in Englishtown, N.J., with the hope of picking...
Cannon still looking for first win in Englishtown
ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. - Defending Division 2 Top Alcohol Dragster Champion Jason Cannon enters this weekend's K&N Filters SuperNationals at Raceway Park in Englishtown, N.J., with the hope of picking up his first national event win. Cannon enters the event fresh off a semifinal finish at this past weekend's Pontiac Excitement Nationals in Columbus, Ohio in his Caps Coach & Trailer/InsideTopAlcohol.com backed machine.
Cannon, who helps run the family boat dealership, Caps Marine, in Middleburg, Fla., feels the team's performance last weekend was a step in the right direction and hopes to improve this weekend.
"We regained our consistency we used to have," said Cannon. "We weren't the fastest car every lap, but we improved all weekend, and made it from point A to B every lap. In the semi's, we should have made another good run, but it had the front end up in the air, and drove itself out of the groove. We broke a rocker stand to boot, which killed about four to six mph. We learned a lesson, however, and hope we can gain from it this weekend in New Jersey."
The race is the third in a three race swing that has taken the team all over the East Coast. It started in Valdosta, Ga., then to Columbus, Ohio, and this weekend to Englishtown.
"We're ready to race this weekend," stated Team Owner Phil Cannon. "But we'll welcome a little break after this one. With everyone on the team working full time jobs, we need a little time to recharge."
Team Crew Chief Will Hanna hopes to implement the same consistency approach this weekend.
"We ran pretty well, but I think we left some on the table all weekend," Hanna explained. "We are getting more and more runs on this new program, and are starting to get a solid baseline to where we can look at the conditions, go back in the log book and find a comparable tune-up. We are starting to learn our boundries as well. Looking at the weather forecast, it looks like we'll need to run consistent .30's to go rounds."
Qualifying begins on Friday for the alcohol cars with two sessions, and one final session Saturday morning. Eliminations will begin Saturday evening, and final eliminations will conclude the event on Sunday. Stay tuned to InsideTopAlcohol.com for the latest news in alcohol racing.