Pomona II: Cruz Pedregon Friday summary

Cruz Pedregon Third Heading into Weekend POMONA, Calif. (Nov. 4, 2005) -- Cruz Pedregon and the Advance Auto Parts Nitro Funny Car maintained a solid qualifying position heading into this weekend's Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA ...

Cruz Pedregon Third Heading into Weekend

POMONA, Calif. (Nov. 4, 2005) -- Cruz Pedregon and the Advance Auto Parts Nitro Funny Car maintained a solid qualifying position heading into this weekend's Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals at Pomona Raceway.

The Santa Rosa Valley, Calif. resident pushed his car's capability today improving his elapsed time to 4.714 seconds at 328.94 mph. Pedregon conceded yesterday's slot in the second position to brother, Tony, moving to third.

"We had a great run and the car was strong all the way, yesterday and today," Pedregon explained. "We were planning on being more aggressive, but that lane was a little suspect and just before the run, Ron Douglas (crew chief) decided to pull the engine back a little bit and reduce the horsepower.

"Both days, Tony and I have raced side-by-side and had two very strong runs. So far, we couldn't be happier and we are looking forward to tomorrow and the rest of the weekend."

-Pedregon Racing

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