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TONY PEDREGON O'REILLY NHRA SPRING NATIONALS NOTEBOOK * It will be the 15th time that 2003Funny Car champion Tony Pedregon races at the Houston Raceway Park as a professional during the 18th annual O'Reilly NHRA Spring Nationals. He has...

TONY PEDREGON O'REILLY NHRA SPRING NATIONALS NOTEBOOK

* It will be the 15th time that 2003Funny Car champion Tony Pedregon races at the Houston Raceway Park as a professional during the 18th annual O'Reilly NHRA Spring Nationals. He has qualified in the top-half of the field at 13 of the 15races, managed to accumulate four wins, two runner-up finishes and advanced to three semifinals.

* La próxima carrera 18th annual O'Reilly NHRA Spring Nationals será la 15ª vez que el campeón de Funny Cardel 2003, Tony Pedregon, compite en el Houston Raceway Park como profesional. Pedregon se ha clasificado en el mitad superior del grupo de pilotos durante 13 de las 15 carreras, ha obtenido cuatro victorias, terminado en segundo lugar dos veces y llegado a tres semifinales en este circuito de Houston.

* It is also significant that Houston is the home base of Quaker State, sponsor of Pedregon's 'Q' Racing Monte Carlo Nitro Funny Car. As a second year owner of the 'Q' Racing team, Pedregon will spend time at Quaker State corporate offices.

* También debemos remarcar que Quaker State, patrocinador del auto 'Q' Racing Monte Carlo Nitro Funny Car de Pedregon tiene las oficinas centrales en Houston. Éste es el segundo año que Pedregon visitará las oficinas de Quaker State como dueño del equipo 'Q' Racing.

* Pedregon feels very much at home on this track, not only has he been successful here, but there is also a big Hispanic following in Houston. The Pedregon family also has relatives in San Antonio and El Paso.

* Para Pedregon este circuito es como su casa, no sólo ha conseguido grandes éxitos aqui, sino que hay un gran número de aficionados hispanos en Houston que vienen a apoyarlo. La familia Pedregon también tiene familiares en San Antonio y El Paso.

* So far this year, Pedregon has qualified in the number one position in Pomona, Calif. and Phoenix. He also broke the elapsed-time record at Pomona Raceway with a 4.681-second pass at 323.35mph. And Firebird International Chandler, Ariz. Raceway's time record with a 4.703 elapsed-time at 325.06 mph. Pedregon heads to Houston 13thin POWERade Funny Car points with 129.

* Este año, hasta el momento, Pedregon se ha clasificado en la posición número uno en Pomona 1, Calif. y Phoenix. También ha batido los récords de tiempo en el Pomona Raceway con 4.681segundos a 323.35 mph. Y el del Firebird International Raceway en Chandler, Ariz. con un tiempo de 4.703 segundos a 325.06 mph. Pedregon se dirige a Houston en la posición 13a del POWERade Funny Car con129 puntos.

-PedregonRacing.com-

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