Cannon ready to rock in Montgomery. MONTGOMERY, Ala. - NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster pilot Jason Cannon is set to do battle during this weekend's Division 2 Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Montgomery Motorsports Park. Cannon and his Caps...
Cannon ready to rock in Montgomery.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster pilot Jason Cannon is set to do battle during this weekend's Division 2 Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Montgomery Motorsports Park. Cannon and his Caps Coach & Trailer/InsideTopAlcohol.com backed team are hungry for their first victory of the year and hope to catch current points leader Tony Bartone in the process.
Cannon, from Middleburg, Fla., currently leads the Division 2 Jegs Sportsman All-Star standings and sets third in Division 2 points. Cannon, who has lost to A/Fuelers at both of his outings thus far this year, hopes to end that pattern this weekend.
"The A/Fuelers have been awful tough this year, especially Bartone," said Cannon. "It doesn't look like NHRA is going to change the rules, at least any time soon, so we got our work cut out for us. We aren't giving up by any stretch, though. We've always done pretty good on marginal tracks, so hopefully that will help narrow the gap. We'll just do all we can do and try to put this Caps Coach & Trailer/InsideTopAlcohol.com hot rod in the winner's circle Saturday night."
Team crew chief Will Hanna also feels that track conditions might help equalize the gap between the A/Fuelers and blown cars.
"I think the best thing for us is getting away from Gainesville," stated Hanna. "Nothing against Gainesville, and not to knock Montgomery, but we've raced both of our events this year down there, and it has always had a reputation for being one of the best tracks around, so the A/Fuelers could really throw all they had at it. We'll just have to wait and see how it goes in Montgomery. We got a few tricks we're going to try to cut down on some of the gap; we have no choice but to go after it."
The race will be part of a two race swing for the team, as the team will head straight from Montgomery to Houston for the O'Reilly Spring Nationals the following weekend. The team hopes a strong showing will help to gain some momentum going into Houston.
"It would be really nice to pick up a win down here heading into Houston," commented team owner Phil Cannon. "Houston is going to be a tough race; all the hitters will be there. Coming fresh off a win never hurts in those situations."
Qualifying will be held with two sessions Friday night. Final eliminations for the alcohol classes will be held Saturday night. For the latest news in alcohol racing, stay tuned to InsideTopAlcohol.com.
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