TONY PEDREGON AND THE Q TORQUEPOWER RACE TEAM QUALIFY FOURTH, REACH SEMIFINAL ROUND IN TEXAS
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (September 25, 2006) - Tony Pedregon and his Q TorquePower Race Team's consistent performance in the Nitro Funny Car division during the O'Reilly NHRA Fall Nationals at the Texas Motorplex in Ennis, Tex., resulted in a semi-final round appearance. That effort, combined with a fourth-place qualifying run, solidified Pedregon in fourth place in the 2006 POWERade point standings.
"The Q TorquePower Team had a semifinal finish in Dallas and, although we feel like we've underachieved, we at least have something good to show for it," Pedregon explained of his consistent weekend in Dallas. "Any time you can pinpoint where the problem is, that's encouraging, because we just have to make a couple of adjustments and tweaks in order to be better at the next race. This weekend we were a little too aggressive in a couple of areas and got beat by Robert (Hight, eventual winner) because we were trying to run too hard. The climate threw a curve at us as well with the drastically changing conditions from Friday to Sunday. The good news is we know the areas to address and we'll be fine in Reading, where we'll return as defending champions. I am also looking forward to returning to Reading which has many Hispanic NHRA fans. We'll go to the remaining four races, which are good tracks with a nice climate so I'm very encouraged. Overall the Q Power Team had a good weekend and we came out of it with some positive momentum heading into the next race in Reading."
NEXT RACE: September 29-October 1, 2006 - NHRA Nationals, Maple Grove Raceway, Reading, Penn. (make-up date from rained out Sept. 15-17 weekend).
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