Seattle: Tony Pedregon Friday summary

Tony Pedregon In Seventh Spot After Two Rounds 'Q' Racing Solid in First Day of Seattle Qualifying KENT, Wash. (July 22, 2005) -- Tony Pedregon, driver of the 'Q' Racing Nitro Funny Car, captured the seventh position after two rounds of...

Tony Pedregon In Seventh Spot After Two Rounds
'Q' Racing Solid in First Day of Seattle Qualifying

KENT, Wash. (July 22, 2005) -- Tony Pedregon, driver of the 'Q' Racing Nitro Funny Car, captured the seventh position after two rounds of qualifying for the 18th annual CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Nationals at Pacific Raceways.

Pedregon started the Seattle weekend clicking off a 4.806-second elapsed time at 318.62 mph during the second pass off the day. Morning rain showers delayed qualifying into the night with cars taking advantage of cooler track conditions.

Dickie Venables, Pedregon's crew chief, talks about the strategy for this weekend.

"We encountered a track in very good conditions," explained Venables. "But we did not have the best first run (4.971 seconds), so we decided to run cautiously during the second one and not take full advantage of tonight's cool conditions.

"The 'Q' car is running very well and we plan on staying in the top half of the field tomorrow. Our main goal is to have two more solid runs and gather data for Sunday's eliminations."

-PedregonRacing.com-

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