Las Vegas II: Scotty Cannon Friday summary

Cannon impresses with no. 4 qualifying effort Friday in Vegas LAS VEGAS (Oct. 24, 2003) - Scotty Cannon produced an impressive run in this evening's second qualifying session at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, when he scorched the ...

Cannon impresses with no. 4 qualifying effort Friday in Vegas

LAS VEGAS (Oct. 24, 2003) - Scotty Cannon produced an impressive run in this evening's second qualifying session at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, when he scorched the quarter-mile in his Oakley Time Bomb Dodge Stratus with a 4.863-second pass at 322.23 mph. This held up for No. 1 for nearly three more pairs until John Force pulled out a 4.857-second run and until both Tony Pedregon and Whit Bazemore moved past Force into No. 1 and No. 2.

This placed Cannon solidly in No. 4, after smoking the tires in the first session.

"The clocks must be wrong," he laughed. "We went out there first round, we just had it hopped up. For the second run we said we know what used to work, let's just pull it back kind of halfway in between. Which we did. And, honestly, it hurt a piston pretty early and it spun a tire pretty bad. It should've run better. It should've gone .84 at 325."

"We're not known for backing it down any. It just shows every now and then you can get lucky, I guess."

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Series NHRA
Drivers Tony Pedregon , Whit Bazemore , John Force , Scotty Cannon