Columbus: Cruz Pedregon Saturday summary

Cruz Pedregon Locks Up Seventh Qualifying Spot The Advance Auto Parts Funny Car In Top Half of the Field HEBRON, Ohio (May 21, 2005) -- Cruz Pedregon, driver of the Advance Auto Parts Nitro Funny Car, grabbed the seventh spot following ...

Cruz Pedregon Locks Up Seventh Qualifying Spot
The Advance Auto Parts Funny Car In Top Half of the Field

HEBRON, Ohio (May 21, 2005) -- Cruz Pedregon, driver of the Advance Auto Parts Nitro Funny Car, grabbed the seventh spot following final qualifying for tomorrow's 41st annual Pontiac Performance NHRA Nationals at National Trail Raceway.

Pedregon, who currently sits fourth in this year's POWERade Drag Racing Series points tussle, lapped the suburban Columbus (Ohio) quarter mile in 4.841 seconds at 317.42 mph. He talked about his weekend of qualifying.

"We qualified a little higher than we have in a while, so I'm happy about that," Pedregon said. "We had a few troubles today getting down the track, but (Crew Chief) Wes Cerny and the team are working on our set up for tomorrow.

"I'm pretty confident going in," Pedregon added. "This team has done a great job on race day. I know Wes will look over the data and have the car ready to go."

Pedregon will face off against Tommy Johnson, Jr., in round one of eliminations.

-PedregonRacing.com-

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Series NHRA
Drivers Tommy Johnson , Cruz Pedregon