Englishtown: Tony Pedregon preview

JINDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (June 18, 2007) -- Tony Pedregon, the 2003 NHRA Nitro Funny Car World Champion, and his Q Power team head to Englishtown's Old Bridge Township Raceway Park to begin the six-races-in-six-weeks stretch that commences in...

JINDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (June 18, 2007) -- Tony Pedregon, the 2003 NHRA Nitro Funny Car World Champion, and his Q Power team head to Englishtown's Old Bridge Township Raceway Park to begin the six-races-in-six-weeks stretch that commences in Englishtown and ends in Sonoma on July 21. This legendary drag strip plays host to the 38th annual NHRA POWERade Series race, the ProCare Rx NHRA SuperNationals, June 21-24, 2007.

"We used the week off to get ready for the upcoming stretch of races," said Pedregon. "I think it's going to be a good stretch for us. We'll stay active and focused on getting this Q Power Funny Car back to the Winner's Circle."

After qualifying 12th and advancing to the quarter-final round in Chicago, Pedregon would like nothing more than consistent performance that leads to victory.

"The new engine and clutch combination is producing more power and we are finding it not as forgiving," said Pedregon. "It's taken us several races to really sort through the issues and I think we have the solution. At Chicago, we obtained some of the most accurate analysis of the data that will help us improve this set up. We are looking forward to continue improving our consistency heading into Englishtown."

The Englishtown event, once known as the SummerNationals, has shifted on the NHRA schedule from its original scorching hot and humid July to June. "We are heading into the hot, summer months and we are looking for the same bulletproof performance that our Q Power oil delivers," explained Pedregon. "With 130 degree track temperatures, we definitely put Q through its paces and it held up to the extreme conditions."

Pedregon is 6th in the Countdown to the Championship with just eight races until the end of the regular season. The Countdown to 4, the first round of the new playoffs, begins with the U.S. Nationals, August 29 -- September 3.

-credit: pr

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