Brainerd: Cruz Pedregon Saturday summary

Cruz Pedregon Qualifies Seventh Advance Auto Parts Earns Top Half Qualifier BRAINERD, Minn. (August 13, 2005) - Cruz Pedregon, driver of the Advance Auto Parts Nitro Funny Car, manuevered to the seventh position to close out qualifying for this...

Cruz Pedregon Qualifies Seventh
Advance Auto Parts Earns Top Half Qualifier

BRAINERD, Minn. (August 13, 2005) - Cruz Pedregon, driver of the Advance Auto Parts Nitro Funny Car, manuevered to the seventh position to close out qualifying for this weekend's NHRA National Event at Brainerd International Raceway.

Pedregon lapped the Brainerd quarter mile in 4.784 seconds at 323.04 mph, which sets up a first round match up with Robert Hight. The Chino Hills, Calif., resident talked about what he expects for tomorrow's eliminations.

"We have a tough opponent for tomorrow," Pedregon said. "But the Advance Auto Parts car will be at its best. We qualified in the top half of the field and had three very good passes. If Sunday's conditions stay the same, we will have to be in 4.70s to win same we have been able to do during qualifying."

During Sunday's first round of eliminations, Pedregon will face qualifier No.10 Robert Hight who clocked a 4.813 seconds pass.

-PedregonRacing.com-

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Series NHRA
Drivers Cruz Pedregon , Robert Hight