Englishtown: Tony Pedregon final summary

TONY PEDREGON AND THE Q POWER RACE TEAM REACH QUARTERFINALS IN ENGLISHTOWN, RETAIN 5TH PLACE IN THE POINT STANDINGS ENGLISHTOWN, NJ (June 19, 2006) -- Tony Pedregon and his Q Power Race Team qualified 5th and reached the quarterfinals at Old ...

TONY PEDREGON AND THE Q POWER RACE TEAM REACH QUARTERFINALS IN ENGLISHTOWN, RETAIN 5TH PLACE IN THE POINT STANDINGS

ENGLISHTOWN, NJ (June 19, 2006) -- Tony Pedregon and his Q Power Race Team qualified 5th and reached the quarterfinals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, NJ, during the NHRA SuperNationals this past weekend in the NHRA Nitro Funny Car division, and remains solidly in 5th-place in the 2006 point standings.

"We're pleased that we are back to consistently qualifying in the top five or six each week, and I believe we'll soon be able to qualify on the pole, or at least in the top two or three on a regular basis," Pedregon said of the upcoming races. "Our approach was the same this week as it has been in the past - to keep the car consistent. We're a little disappointed in that we missed the setup due to some pretty extreme conditions. A few months ago our goal was to eliminate first-round losses, and we have done that. We made a good call during the first round in Englishtown, which resulted in one of the quickest elapsed times. I feel confident we won't continue to miss the setup like we did today. We'll continue to expect more from this team, evaluate everything we did this past weekend, and I know we'll go to St. Louis and be prepared for the conditions there."

In 2005, Tony Pedregon and the Q Power Race Team finished 7th in points with two wins, was #1 qualifier three times and recorded the second quickest elapsed time in NHRA history at 4.680 seconds in Chicago.

NEXT RACE: June 23-25 - O'Reilly NHRA Midwest Nationals, Gateway Int'l Raceway, Madison, IL

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