Tony Pedregon Returns to Maple Grove Raceway Quaker State Racing Looks To Take Advantage of Weather Conditions MOHNTON, Pa. (Oct. 6, 2004) -- Tony Pedregon, driver of the Quaker State Racing Monte Carlo Nitro Funny Car, is coming back for round...
Tony Pedregon Returns to Maple Grove Raceway
Quaker State Racing Looks To Take Advantage of Weather Conditions
MOHNTON, Pa. (Oct. 6, 2004) -- Tony Pedregon, driver of the Quaker State Racing Monte Carlo Nitro Funny Car, is coming back for round two at Maple Grove Raceway after rain postponed the regularly scheduled event back on Sept. 16-19.
With the fall season quickly ushering in cooler weather, the dynamics of this race may have also changed since the first one. Traditionally, Pennsylvania's hot summer weather gives way too much cooler conditions this time of year. Which means those teams with a lot of horsepower, may hold an advantage.
"We should have some great weather conditions in Reading this weekend," Pedregon said. "It favors us a little because we definitely have one of the quicker and faster race cars out there."
But the competition has also picked up at the same time, especially since the quickest field in NHRA Funny Car history was recorded during the most recent event at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Ill., where similar cooler conditions prevailed.
"I think over the last couple of races, a lot of teams have figured out how to run quicker," Pedregon commented. "I think given the right conditions in Reading, we'll see a lot more of the same."
Quaker State Racing Notebook:
RAISING THE STAKES: Tony Pedregon's eighth-place qualifying effort at the most recent NHRA national event at Route 66 Raceway marked the sixth-straight race Pedregon has recorded a top eight. He will try to extend that streak at Maple Grove Raceway this weekend.