Sonoma: Cruz Pedregon Friday summary

Cruz Pedregon Qualifying Notes From Friday SONOMA, Calif. (July 29, 2005) Advance Auto Parts Nitro Funny Car driver Cruz Pedregon started this weekend's NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series event at Sonoma's Infineon Raceway in the 18th slot. It...

Cruz Pedregon Qualifying Notes From Friday

SONOMA, Calif. (July 29, 2005) Advance Auto Parts Nitro Funny Car driver Cruz Pedregon started this weekend's NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series event at Sonoma's Infineon Raceway in the 18th slot.

It is not easy to be outside the field after two runs, but the Advance Auto Parts team knows they have a good car and are optimistic about tomorrow's chances.

"We were a little too conservative during the first pass of the day," Pedregon said. "We clicked off a 5.166-second elapsed time at 281.36 mph that placed us in the eighth spot. The track got fast as the temperatures dropped, and we tried to take advantage of the night's cooler temperatures. Unfortunately we were a little too strong and smoked the tires.

"Tomorrow, Wes (Cerny, crew chief) and the Advance Auto Parts team will have the car ready for a couple of good passes."

-PedregonRacing.com-

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