Commerce: Cruz Pedregon Saturday summary

Cruz Pedregon Ready for Sunday's Finals Driver of Advance Auto Parts Ready to Grab More Points Commerce, Ga. (May 14, 2005) -- Veteran Cruz Pedregon finished off qualifying by driving the Advance Auto Parts Nitro Funny Car to the No....

Cruz Pedregon Ready for Sunday's Finals
Driver of Advance Auto Parts Ready to Grab More Points

Commerce, Ga. (May 14, 2005) -- Veteran Cruz Pedregon finished off qualifying by driving the Advance Auto Parts Nitro Funny Car to the No. 9 position Saturday at Atlanta Dragway.

Thunderstorms in the Atlanta area delayed the NHRA Southern Nationals. Pedregon staged a conservative run with a 4.881-second elapsed time at 318.77 mph.

"We were not going for the pole," said Pedregon. "We wanted to get the car down the track and make sure we qualified for tomorrow. "There have been some minor issues we've had to fix and Wes Cerny (crew chief) and I are confident we'll be ready for tomorrow. We have bettered with each race and we'd like to do the same Sunday."

The 1992 NHRA Funny Car champion is looking forward to acquiring more points during Sunday's eliminations. Pedregon actually sits in third of NHRA Funny Car point standings.

Pedregon will face off against No. 8 qualifier Del Worsham. Final Eliminations will start Sunday, May 15 at 11:00 a.m. All times Eastern.

-PedregonRacing.com-

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Series NHRA
Drivers Del Worsham , Cruz Pedregon