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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (April 20, 2007) -- Tony Pedregon and his Q Power NHRA POWERade Nitro Funny Car Team roll into Atlanta for the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals, April 26-29, 2007.Pedregon is third in the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing...

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (April 20, 2007) -- Tony Pedregon and his Q Power NHRA POWERade Nitro Funny Car Team roll into Atlanta for the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals, April 26-29, 2007.Pedregon is third in the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship.

Pedregon, the 2003 Funny Car NHRA World Champion, is confident heading to Atlanta and with good reason.The Q Power team, showing the intensity and focus of a championship team, had a strong showing in Las Vegas, which included a dramatic, final qualifying round pass of (4.763 @ 328.70 mph) that earned them the No. 5 spot in to the final 16-car Funny Car field.

"Our Q Power Nitro Funny Car Team is really coming together.We've worked hard to prepare for this race and we are ready for a trip to the Winner's Circle, just like last year," said Pedregon, winner of the 2006 NHRA Southern National event. "We've qualified in the top half of the ladder in four of five events this year.We know what it takes to win."

In NHRA Drag Racing, the competition is fierce.To win, the team must be focused. "We have a great team," said Dickie Venables, crew chief. "They're a great group of guys who are really good at what they do. We are all focused on winning in Atlanta."

After conquering the Summit Racing Equipment Southern Nationals, the NHRA warriors head to the NHRA Midwest Nationals in Madison (Illinois), on May 4-6, 2007.

-credit: pr

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