Charlotte: Tony Pedregon preview

Tony Pedregon Enters the Countdown Looking to Defend Title INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (September 11, 2008)-- The reigning NHRA POWERade World Champion and his Q Horsepower Funny Car team race to Charlotte, North Carolina in the inaugural Carolinas ...

Tony Pedregon Enters the Countdown Looking to Defend Title

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (September 11, 2008)-- The reigning NHRA POWERade World Champion and his Q Horsepower Funny Car team race to Charlotte, North Carolina in the inaugural Carolinas Nationals.The team has had one of the hottest cars all season with four National Event wins.

The U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis marked the last chance for teams to sneak their foot in the door to be part of the Countdown to 1.Only ten teams from here on out will be able to fight for their chance to win the Championship.The points within the top ten have been reset and now only 30 points separate the top two teams and 10 points separate each of the rest.Tony and the Q Horsepower team enter the Countdown as the number 2-seated Funny Car team.

"We enter the Countdown in a better position in the points, and I feel we are a stronger team than we were this time a year ago," said Tony.

The kickoff to the Countdown to 1 begins at the inaugural NHRA Carolinas Nationals in Charlotte, N.C. from September 11-14.The new zMAX Dragway is the latest state-of-the-art race track.It is one of only three that has a quarter-mile long concrete racing surface, and the first four lane strip of its kind. "I think it's fitting that we kick off our Countdown at such an innovative facility," mentioned Tony. "It's great to have a person like Bruton Smith who sees the potential in our sport to make this kind of investment in a facility.This new venue is a compliment to all of our partners - Q Horsepower, Prestone, Snap-on Tools, Great Stuff, Herzog, Palms Casino, Sioux City Truck, Mr. Gasket, Chevrolet, and all our other great partners."

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