Memphis: Mark Whisnant Saturday summary

Whisnant misses the field in Memphis MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Mark Whisnant, driver of the RW Performance / Snap-On Tools Chevrolet Cavalier, did not qualify for tomorrow 16th annual O'Reilly Mid-South nationals in Memphis, Tenn. Whisnant came to ...

Whisnant misses the field in Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Mark Whisnant, driver of the RW Performance / Snap-On Tools Chevrolet Cavalier, did not qualify for tomorrow 16th annual O'Reilly Mid-South nationals in Memphis, Tenn.

Whisnant came to Memphis with hopes of continuing his momentum into a qualifying spot on tomorrow race. Whisnants' bast pass of the weekend came in the Friday night qualifying session. The 6.841 / 201.85 mph would not be good enough to make the show.

"This weekend we had a hard time getting down the racetrack," said Whisnant of Stockbridge, Ga. "We fought tire shake all weekend, and could never get to the top end without rattling the tires."

"Tire shake was a problem for everyone this weekend, but it still doesn't make me feel any better. I am pretty disappointed. I wanted to qualify and be racing on Sunday."

"I guess all we can do now it turn our attention toward the next race in Chicago."

The next race on the 2003 POWERade Drag Racing schedule will be the 3rd annual Car Quest Auto Parts Nationals in Chicago, Ill. on Sept 26 -- 29.

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