Brainerd: Tony Pedregon preview

Tony Pedregon Brainerd NHRA Notebook Brainerd, Minn. (August 10, 2005) * Tony Pedregon, driver of the Q Racing team,heads to the land of the 10,000 lakes to compete this weekend in the 24thannual NHRA Nationals. The 2003 Funny Car champion and...

Tony Pedregon Brainerd NHRA Notebook
Brainerd, Minn. (August 10, 2005)

* Tony Pedregon, driver of the Q Racing team,heads to the land of the 10,000 lakes to compete this weekend in the 24thannual NHRA Nationals. The 2003 Funny Car champion and his Q Racing Nitro Funny Car are ready for the 16th race of the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series schedule at Brainerd International Raceway.

* Tony Pedregon, el piloto de Q Racing, sedirige este fin de semana a la tierra de los 10,000 lagos para competir enel 24 avo campeonato anual de los NHRA Nationals. El campeon de Funny Cardel 2003 y su auto Q Racing Nitro Funny Car se dirigen al Brainerd International Raceway para competir en la 16 ava carrera de la NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series.

* With only two races to go before the 51st annual U.S. Nationals at Indianapolis Raceway Park --professional drag racing's biggest spectacle- teams strive to be in top shape. This weekend's race in Brainerd will be the first challenge, followed by the race at Memphis (Tenn.) Motorsports Park.

"Brainerd and Memphis are the benchmark races before Indy," Pedregon said. "It sets the stage for the teams and you want to hit your stride for the 'Big Go' coming up at Indy. We are looking to polish up, accumulate more points and race strong."

* Solo quedan dos carreras antes del 51avo campeonato anual de los U.S. Nationals en el Indianapolis Raceway Park --el mayor espectaculo de las carreras de drag profesionales- y los equipos quieren estar en plena forma. La competicion de este fin de semana en Brainerd es el primer reto, al que seguira la competicion en Memphis (Tenn.) Motorsports Park.

"Brainerd y Memphis son los puntos de referencia antes de Indy", dijo Pedregon. "Es la puesta en escena de los equipos y quieres cogerle el ritmo antes del 'Big Go' en Indy. Queremos refinar el carro, acumular mas puntos y pegarle fuerte".

* Pedregon is pleased with the direction the Q Racing team is taking. He talked about how the team has come together on both the performance and the consistency sides of the equation.

* "It has come with time," Pedregon said. "You always want to make progress fast, but the way to do that is to continue to work. This team has a great work ethic and we're not going to be content until we have a complete, solid package in place. We have achieved performance and consistency, the challenge is the quality of the competition out here."

* Pedregon esta satisfecho con la direccion de su equipo Q Racing. Nos comento como ha conseguido buenos resultados de manera consistente.

"Nos ha tomado tiempo", dijo Pedregon. "Siempre quieres progresar con rapidez, y la mejor manera de hacerlo es trabajando duro. Este equipo tiene una muy buena etica de trabajo y no vamos a estar satisfechos hasta que consigamos un equipo integro y solido. Nuestros recorridos son buenos y consistentes, el reto es la calidad de la competencia".

* So far this year, Pedregon has qualified inthe number one position in Pomona, Calif. and Chandler, Ariz. He alsobroke the elapsed-time record at Pomona Raceway with a 4.681-second passat 323.35mph. In Chandler, Ariz., Pedregon broke Firebird International Raceway's elapsed time record at 4.703 seconds.

At Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, Calif., Pedregon wrapped up a third No. 1 qualifier, and set a new elapsed-time track record with 4.759 seconds. Pedregon heads to Brainerd International Raceway 10th in POWERade Funny Car points with 707.

* Este año, hasta el momento, Pedregon se haclasificado en la posicion numero uno en Pomona 1, Calif. y Chandler,Ariz. Tambien ha batido el record de tiempo en el Pomona Raceway con 4.681segundos a 323.35 mph. Y el del Firebird International Raceway enChandler, Ariz. con un tiempo de 4.703 segundos.

En el Infineon Raceway en Sonoma, Calif., Pedregon consiguio su tercera clasificatoria del año en primer lugar y batio el record del circuito con 4.759 segundos. Pedregon se dirige al Brainerd International Raceway en la posicion decima del POWERade Funny Car con 707 puntos.

-PedregonRacing.com-

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