Sonoma: Tony Pedregon final summary

TONY PEDREGON AND THE Q POWER RACE TEAM A FINAL ROUND CONTENDER AGAIN IN SONOMA SONOMA, Calif. (July 31, 2006) -- Tony Pedregon and his Q Power Race Team raced into another final round at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, Calif. in the Nitro Funny Car...

TONY PEDREGON AND THE Q POWER RACE TEAM A FINAL ROUND CONTENDER AGAIN IN SONOMA

SONOMA, Calif. (July 31, 2006) -- Tony Pedregon and his Q Power Race Team raced into another final round at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, Calif. in the Nitro Funny Car division during the NHRA Nationals this past weekend, his fourth final of the season (he has won all in all three previous final-round appearances). Although eventually losing to Eric Medlen during this match-up, he moved into third place in the 2006 point standings after the strong showing in Sonoma.

"The Q Power Team had a good weekend in Sonoma," said Pedregon. "We were one cylinder away from winning that final round. If we wouldn't have been handicapped by having to run on seven cylinders, we would have won the race. Our car was really predictable in the previous three rounds we ran between 4.90 and 4.91, which confirms that we are able to race our car consistently. Our next goal is to merge that kind of consistency with more performance, and that should give us momentum going into Brainerd. We'll review the information we gathered from this race and hopefully come out on top in the next race. Although we moved into third in the point standings, we'll keep pressing the competition, which is what we expect from our team and for our sponsors."

NEXT RACE: August 10-13 -- NHRA Nationals, Brainerd, MN

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