Brainerd: Tony Pedregon final summary

Tony Pedregon Drives to Second Round Q Racing Machine Hurt by Lane Choice Brainerd, Minn. (August 14, 2005) - Tony Pedregon drove his Q Racing Nitro Funny Car to the second round of eliminations during today's NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series ...

Tony Pedregon Drives to Second Round
Q Racing Machine Hurt by Lane Choice

Brainerd, Minn. (August 14, 2005) - Tony Pedregon drove his Q Racing Nitro Funny Car to the second round of eliminations during today's NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series national event at Brainerd International Raceway.

Pedregon, who qualified in the eighth spot, fell to No.1 qualifier Eric Medlen in a very close second round. Pedregon, who had a quicker reaction time, but his 4.888-second elapsed time at 291.82 wasn't enough to hold off Medlen's 4.817 seconds pass.

Dickie Venables, Pedregon's crew chief, talks about today eliminations' rounds and the problem with the right lane after Luigi Novelli's Top Fuel oil down.

"The Q car really run well the whole weekend," Venables said. "We completed several solid passes - two in the 4.70's - and the machine responded to all our input.

"Not having lane choice hurt us during the second round," Pedregon continued. "We could not go any quicker in the right lane and still we came very close to Medlen's time. We are taking a good car to Memphis and plan on keeping the performance and consistent runs going."

The California resident moved into the second rounds of eliminations when he defeated Whit Bazemore in round one. Pedregon clocked a 5.258-second elapsed time at 280.84 mph.

-PedregonRacing.com-

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Series NHRA
Drivers Tony Pedregon , Whit Bazemore , Luigi Novelli