Pomona II: Scotty Cannon Friday summary

Cannon seventh in Pomona qualifying POMONA, Calif. (Nov. 7, 2003) - Oakley Time Bomb Dodge Stratus Funny Car driver Scotty Cannon held on as low qualifier yesterday until the 20th car of 24 (largest Funny Car field this year) went down the track...

Cannon seventh in Pomona qualifying

POMONA, Calif. (Nov. 7, 2003) - Oakley Time Bomb Dodge Stratus Funny Car driver Scotty Cannon held on as low qualifier yesterday until the 20th car of 24 (largest Funny Car field this year) went down the track in yesterday's first qualifying session for the Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals. By the end of the session his 4.872-second elapsed time at 314.31 mph was good for No. 5.

In today's second qualifying session Cannon posted another stout pass of 4.971/303.71, but dropped to No. 7. His partner in the other lane was newly-crowned Funny Car champion Tony Pedregon, who "won" that round with a 4.859/316.45.

"We had some problems in today's session," said Cannon. "We had some ignition problems this time, but it still ran OK. It went down the track. If it were somebody in the other lane who had gone slower and it had been Sunday I'd have won," he laughed. "I didn't smoke the tires."

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Series NHRA
Drivers Tony Pedregon , Scotty Cannon