Seattle: Cruz Pedregon Saturday summary

Cruz Pedregon Maintains 11th Position Advance Auto Parts Driver Ready For Sunday KENT, Wash. (July 23, 2005) -- Cruz Pedregon and the Advance Auto Parts Nitro Funny Car will go into Sunday's eliminations in the 11th spot at Pacific Raceways for...

Cruz Pedregon Maintains 11th Position Advance Auto Parts Driver Ready For Sunday

KENT, Wash. (July 23, 2005) -- Cruz Pedregon and the Advance Auto Parts Nitro Funny Car will go into Sunday's eliminations in the 11th spot at Pacific Raceways for the 18th annual NHRA Nationals. Pedregon logged on a 4.858-second elapsed time at 314.17 mph., during Friday's first pass.

"Unfortunately we dropped a cylinder during the second run and did not take advantage of last night's cool conditions," explained Pedregon. "Still, the Advance Auto Parts team has put on two strong runs. I am confident that Wes Cerny (crew chief) will take the data we gathered from those runs and make the best calculated guess to have the car ready for tomorrow."

During Sunday's elimination Pedregon will face an old contender, John Force. So far this year, Pedregon and Force have faced each other twice. Pedregon beat Force at Bristol during the first round and lost in the semifinals in Atlanta.

-PedregonRacing.com-

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Series NHRA
Drivers John Force , Cruz Pedregon