Madison: Mark Whisnant preview

Whisnant ready for St. Louis Madison, Ill. -- Mark Whisnant, driver of the RW Performance / Snap-On tools Pro Stock Chevrolet Cavalier, is looking forward to the 7th annual Sears Craftsman NHRA Nationals this weekend in St. Louis, Mo. "I have...

Whisnant ready for St. Louis

Madison, Ill. -- Mark Whisnant, driver of the RW Performance / Snap-On tools Pro Stock Chevrolet Cavalier, is looking forward to the 7th annual Sears Craftsman NHRA Nationals this weekend in St. Louis, Mo.

"I have always done pretty well in St. Louis, and think we can have a good race again this year," said Whisnant of Stockbridge, Ga.

"It is always very hot in St. Louis, and that plays right into our hand. We have a good hot weather tune up, and have never had any problem getting down the track at Gateway. So, I feel pretty confident that we will be able to qualify for this event."

"NHRA has come up with a pretty unique format for this race, and I like it. Running the whole race at night is going to make it much better for the fans. It gets so hot at some of these races, that sometimes I wonder how they do it. You really have to love drag racing a lot to take that kind of torture, but thank God they do. For the people paying to watch this race this is a much better deal. Hopefully this RW Performance / Snap-On Tolls Chevrolet is one of the cars they are watching on Sunday night."

Whisnant Quick Facts

Currently 17th in 2003 NHRA POWERade Pro Stock Points (280 points)
Finished 10th 2002 NHRA POWERade Pro Stock Points
Career Best ET 6.772 (Houston 2003)
Career Best MPH 202.73 (Englishtown 2002)
7th annual Sears Craftsman NHRA Nationals

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