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Cannon looking to gain points lead in Reynolds REYNOLDS, Ga. - NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster driver Jason Cannon will be looking for his third career divisional win during this weekend's Division 2 Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Silver Dollar...

Cannon looking to gain points lead in Reynolds

REYNOLDS, Ga. - NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster driver Jason Cannon will be looking for his third career divisional win during this weekend's Division 2 Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Silver Dollar Raceway in Reynolds, Ga. Cannon is currently third in Division 2 standings and hopes to use a win this weekend to catapult him to the top.

Cannon, from Middleburg, Fla., won his first event here in 2001. Cannon cites that the team plans to go back to their 'tried and true' setup for this weekend's event. Cannon also wants to maintain his points lead to be the Division 2 Jegs Sportsman All-Star.

"We're just going to go back to what we know works," said Cannon. "Reynolds is going to be a hot track, and that's not really somewhere you want to be trying things. As long as nothing stupid happens, we should be able to dial this car right into the mid to low 5.50's right off the bat. It's time to get back focused on winning rounds. We feel like we let the last two races got away from us experimenting."

Team crew chief Will Hanna agrees that Reynolds will be a race to go back to what they know works.

"The last few races we tried some experimental things trying to make up some ground on the A/Fuelers," explained Hanna. "When you change a bunch of things, you kind of shoot in the direction you think you need to go and hope you are pretty close. We got close, we just need more time with it, but now is just not the time. Right now we have to go with what we know works and go rounds. We went back to our normal deal first round in Atlanta and went 5.44. I think high .40's are going to be about the best you'll see this weekend. Hopefully we'll be one of them."

Team owner Phil Cannon sees this weekend's event as a potential turning point for the team.

"This race will really determine how hard we go after it the rest of the year," commented Cannon. "We really need a win to keep up with Bartone, and to stay in the mix nationally. Right now we're 15th, but we haven't been to as many races as most of the people in the top ten. If we can get a win, we'll take a look at doing some traveling and chasing points."

Qualifying will be ran on Friday with sessions at 7 and 9 p.m. Final eliminations will be ran on Saturday evening starting at 6 p.m. Stay tuned to InsideTopAlcohol.com for the latest news in alcohol racing.

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