NHRA's Pedregons' to race USAC at LVMS

NHRA's Pedregon brothers to race USAC at the Las Vegas Motor Speeway Bullring LAS VEGAS -- The NHRA's Pedregon Brothers will race in more than straight lines this weekend. Defending NHRA Funny Car champion Tony Pedregon and his brothers...

NHRA's Pedregon brothers to race USAC at the Las Vegas Motor Speeway Bullring

LAS VEGAS -- The NHRA's Pedregon Brothers will race in more than straight lines this weekend.

Defending NHRA Funny Car champion Tony Pedregon and his brothers Cruz and Frank will square off in a Ford Focus Midget exhibition on Saturday night at the Bullring as part of The Orleans Hotel and Casino USAC Sprint Car and Midget Nationals.

The brothers, all of whom compete in the NHRA Funny Car division as part of the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, will make left turns instead of straight-line passes in the 10-lap exhibition. Both Cruz and Tony have 27 career Funny Car wins, while Frank has four. The brothers are excited to compete against one another in a different form of racing.

"We're gonna have a little fun Saturday night," said Tony Pedregon, 2003 NHRA Funny Car champion. "We actually started in go-karts. That was my background and the background of my two brothers. I think we're gonna have fun -- the rivalry's there. Any opportunity that I get to get some seat time -- get in a go-kart or a Midget -- I jump at the chance. It's gonna be a good workout, to see what kind of shape I'm in."

The NHRA Ford Focus Midget exhibition is set for 9 p.m.

Fans will receive a $5 discount on adult general admission with a NHRA Summitracing.com Nationals ticket stub.

Spectator gates open at 4 p.m. with a USAC driver autograph session 6 p.m. to 6:45 and racing at 7 p.m. General grandstand admission is $15 for adults, $5 for children 6-12 and children five and under are free. Admission to the Stockyard is $50 per vehicle (up to four people).

Pit gates open at noon. Admission to the pit area is $30 for non-members and $25 for USAC members.

A practice session is set for Friday, April 2. Pit gates open at 4 p.m. Admission to the pit area is $20 for driver and $5 for crew members and spectators for practice only. A two-day pit pass can be purchased for $45 for driver, $30 for USAC members and $35 for non-members.

For ticket information, please contact the ticket office at 800-644-4444, 702-644-4444 or at lvms.com.

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Series NHRA , USAC
Drivers Tony Pedregon