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Tony Pedregon Qualifies Fourth in Atlanta 'Q' Racing Driver Will Face Wilkerson in Round One COMMERCE, Ga. (May 14, 2005) -- With heavy rain delaying today's fourth qualifying session of the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals, Tony...

Tony Pedregon Qualifies Fourth in Atlanta
'Q' Racing Driver Will Face Wilkerson in Round One

COMMERCE, Ga. (May 14, 2005) -- With heavy rain delaying today's fourth qualifying session of the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals, Tony Pedregon and the 'Q' Racing Nitro Funny Car will go into Sunday's eliminations in the fourth slot.

Pedregon, the 2003 NHRA Funny Car Champion, poured it on during the third and final qualifying session, clocking a 4.796--second lap at 303.37 mph. This qualifying pass gave Pedregon and his 'Q' Racing team a chance to test a new clutch and fuel system combination.

"We're very pleased with the results," said Pedregon. "We knew they looked good on paper, but now we know they work on track as well. The conditions improved after rain cooled off the track, but we feel confident the car would have run well in any condition. Dickie (Venables) and the crew will adapt to any track or weather changes we may encounter tomorrow."

Final Eliminations are scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m. (ET). Pedregon will line up against Tim Wilkerson for round one tomorrow.

-PedregonRacing.com-

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Series NHRA
Drivers Tony Pedregon , Tim Wilkerson