Madison: Mark Whisnant Saturday summary

Whisnant Misses the Show in St. Louis MADISON, Ill. -- Mark Whisnant, driver of the RW Performance / Snap-On Tools Chevrolet Cavalier has failed to qualify for the 7th annual Sears Craftsman Nationals in St. Louis, Mo. Whisnant's best run...

Whisnant Misses the Show in St. Louis

MADISON, Ill. -- Mark Whisnant, driver of the RW Performance / Snap-On Tools Chevrolet Cavalier has failed to qualify for the 7th annual Sears Craftsman Nationals in St. Louis, Mo. Whisnant's best run of the event was in the last session of qualifying where he ran a 6.871 / 200.74 mph, which left him in the 21st position and outside looking in.

"We are trying some new things here this weekend," said Whisnant. "and it looks like we need some more track time to get it right. If we could have tested before we came here the outcome may have been different, but we did not have that luxury.

"We picked it up in the last session. It was the first time we were able to get the car down the track all weekend. We were in the show for a little while, but it was too little, too late.

"We are encouraged by what we did in the last session, but we still need to test before we head to Denver. Hopefully with some track time the outcome in Denver will be different than it was here in St. Louis."

The next race on the 2003 NHRA POWERade drag racing circuit will be the 24th annual Mopar Parts Mile-High Nationals July 18-20 in Denver, Co.

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