Dallas: Cruz Pedregon Saturday summar

Cruz Pedregon Final Qualifying Notes ENNIS, Texas (October 8, 2005) - Cruz Pedregon, driver of the Advance Auto Parts Nitro Funny Car, was left on the outside as qualifying closed for this weekend's 20th annual NHRA Fall Nationals at Texas ...

Cruz Pedregon Final Qualifying Notes

ENNIS, Texas (October 8, 2005) - Cruz Pedregon, driver of the Advance Auto Parts Nitro Funny Car, was left on the outside as qualifying closed for this weekend's 20th annual NHRA Fall Nationals at Texas Motorplex.

Pedregon was not able to improve on his Friday run of 4.911 seconds at 319.37 mph and was surpassed by brother Frank Pedregon's run of 4.768 seconds during today's first session. After a No. 1 qualifier last weekend at Joliet, Ill., Pedregon talked about the ups and downs the Advance Auto Parts team is experiencing.

"We did not have a bad first run," Pedregon explained. "But for the rest of qualifying, problems kept popping up and made it difficult to make it down the track. I'm going to meet with Ron (Douglas, crew chief) and Sam (Shockey, co crew chief) to evaluate carefully all the data we have. I felt we were having some problems with the fuel system, but we need to investigate it further.

"We're are going to stay here Monday to do some testing," Pedregon added. "We'll do whatever we need to do to get the car ready for Las Vegas. We had a good car last weekend (in Joliet. Ill.,) and we need to pick up where we left off there."

-PedregonRacing.com-

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Series NHRA
Drivers Frank Pedregon , Cruz Pedregon