St. Louis: Cruz Pedregon preview

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (May 1, 2007) -- Cruz Pedregon, the 1992 NHRA Nitro Funny Car Champion and the Advance Auto Parts Nitro Funny Car Team head to St. Louis and its famous Gateway Arch, symbolizing the Gateway to the West.Gateway International ...

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (May 1, 2007) -- Cruz Pedregon, the 1992 NHRA Nitro Funny Car Champion and the Advance Auto Parts Nitro Funny Car Team head to St. Louis and its famous Gateway Arch, symbolizing the Gateway to the West.Gateway International Raceway hosts the thunderous NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, the 7th of 23 powerhouse events, May 4-6, 2007.

Pedregon comes to St. Louis 10th in the hunt for the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series World Championship and ready to start a win streak. Flash back to 1992.In his march for the NHRA Championship, Pedregon went on a 5-race National Event winning streak.At the end of the season, it was Cruz Pedregon receiving the title of NHRA Nitro Funny Car Champion.

"I feel we are on the verge of a win streak," stated Pedregon. "We need consistent performance that I know we are capable of producing.Everyone on this Advance Auto Parts team knows what it takes to win and that's exactly what we're focused on winning."

The Midwest Nationals were previously held largely in the evening in late June to escape the summer heat.NHRA Drag Racing Series competitors should benefit greatly from the new early May race date, when cooler temperatures should add to the performance potential of the 7,000 horsepower Nitro Funny Cars.

"We couldn't be more excited for another opportunity to put this Advance Auto Parts Chevy in the Winner's Circle," stated crew chief, Wayne Dupuy. "We have everything it takes to win out here."

-credit: pr

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