"We’re really looking forward to working with Larry (Jeffers) next year. As soon as we put the deal together he flew Scott in to fit him to the car. That showed me that Larry is as serious as we are about racing," Scotty said.
Scotty and Scott plan to have the new ‘Vette equipped with Cannon’s supercharged Hemi engine and drivetrain ready to race in time for the 2005 test sessions in Florida.
"We’ll test and, since we were fortunate enough to get an invitation for the opening AMS race, we’ll open the season there. We also plan to go after the IHRA World Championship and have committed to going to the IHRA season opener at San Antonio." Cannon continued, "We actually won’t know for sure what our schedule will be for the year until we know what kind of sponsorship package we will have for the 2005 season. Sponsorship ultimately will determine what races and what circuit we compete on in 2005."
While Scotty will be acting as tuner and crew chief for his son, he hasn’t completely given up driving. After six IHRA Pro Mod World Championships and a stint in an NHRA Funny Car, he is working on finding a Top Fuel ride and has some interested parties.
"I’m looking to put together a program for an IHRA Top Fuel car," Scotty said. "I have some things I can bring to an IHRA Top Fuel operation and I’m talking to a few people. I still have something to accomplish in a Fuel Car."
The father and son team of Scotty and Scott Cannon are looking forward to keeping a family drag racing tradition alive in 2005!
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