Las Vegas II: Scotty Cannon Saturday summary

Cannon ends up no. 8 in Vegas qualifying. LAS VEGAS (Oct. 25, 2003) - In the final qualifying session today, Scotty Cannon was on a strong run but came a little too close to the left-side guardwall with his Oakley Time Bomb Dodge Stratus Funny...

Cannon ends up no. 8 in Vegas qualifying.

LAS VEGAS (Oct. 25, 2003) - In the final qualifying session today, Scotty Cannon was on a strong run but came a little too close to the left-side guardwall with his Oakley Time Bomb Dodge Stratus Funny Car en route to the finish line, resulting in a 5.333-second run at 201.52 mph.

His impressive Friday night pass of 4.863 seconds at 322.34 mph held up to keep him in the top half of the field for the ACDelco Las Vegas NHRA Nationals, but he dropped to No. 8 after also smoking the tires at the top end in today's third qualifying session.

"It was running as good or better than our .86," he said. "And it kind of got out of the groove on me a little bit. The belt came off and it spun the tire. It was running good."

The popular Mohawk-wearing racer from Lyman, S.C., will face Del Worsham in the first round of final eliminations tomorrow.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Del Worsham , Scotty Cannon