CANNONS FACE ADVERSITY HEAD-ON

Scotty Cannon will tell you that his career has yielded some tough situations despite winning six world championships. However, this week he was dealt a blow that remains unprecedented in his career.

Both Cannon and his world championship-winning son Scott Jr., learned days ago that their major sponsor Torco Race Fuels had suspended all motorsports team sponsorships.

The 2008 season is the first-ever title defense for Scott, Jr., the 2007 IHRA Pro Modified champion.

Scotty Cannon will tell you that his career has yielded some tough situations despite winning six world championships. However, this week he was dealt a blow that remains unprecedented in his career.

Both Cannon and his world championship-winning son Scott Jr., learned days ago that their major sponsor Torco Race Fuels had suspended all motorsports team sponsorships.

The 2008 season is the first-ever title defense for Scott, Jr., the 2007 IHRA Pro Modified champion.

“We have been on the phone ordering parts, motors, and hiring additional crewmen for the 2008 season when we get the news about Evan’s health,” said Scott, Jr. “We want to first let Evan and Latrell know we appreciate all that Torco has done for us these past few years. We wouldn’t have raced without them On behalf of the entire team we wish Evan a full recovery from his 2004 accident.”

This move is a tough bullet for the team to bite considering they’d ordered a new Vanishing Point 1968 Firebird for the elder Cannon to drive. Not only has Cannonball Racing been ordering the necessary parts, they have also ordered a second transporter to house the additional car. But that, Scotty said, is secondary to the big picture.

“Right now Evan needs to focus on his health and getting well, we are grateful he has been able to fuel us to our seventh IHRA World Championship as a team,” said Scotty. “We do have to find sponsorship as soon as possible in order to keep racing. It would be a shame for Jr. to not be able to defend his title”

Any parties interested in being behind this Championship winning team can contact Joel Campbell at 803-646-9000 or email [email protected]

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