Bristol: Tony Pedregon preview

* Tony Pedregon, the 2003 Funny Car champion, heads to Bristol Dragway this weekend for the sixth race on the NHRA POWERade series schedule. Pedregon will race his 'Q' Racing Monte Carlo Nitro Funny Car during the fifth annual O'Reilly NHRA...

* Tony Pedregon, the 2003 Funny Car champion, heads to Bristol Dragway this weekend for the sixth race on the NHRA POWERade series schedule. Pedregon will race his 'Q' Racing Monte Carlo Nitro Funny Car during the fifth annual O'Reilly NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals.

* El campeon de Funny Cars, Tony Pedregon, se dirige al Bristol Raceway este fin de semana para competir en la sexta carrera de la NHRA POWERade series. Pedregon conducira su auto 'Q' Racing Monte Carlo Nitro Funny Car durante el quinto campeonato anual de los O'Reilly NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals.

* In the four years the series has been racing a national event at Bristol Dragway, Pedregon has been the top qualifier twice (2003, '02), and also has the track elapsed-time record at 4.765seconds set in 2003.

* Durante los cuatro años que este evento nacional se ha celebrado en el circuito Bristol Raceway, Pedregon se ha clasificado en el primer lugar dos veces (2003, '02) y tambien tiene el tiempo mas rapido del circuito con 4.765 segundos conseguido en el 2003.

* This is the second year that Tony Pedregon will race in Bristol as driver and car owner. "This year we have team continuity," said Pedregon. "We're still a young team, but we're much farther ahead and been able to get better as a team." Pedregon is also pleased with the way the car is performing. "The car is good, we've proven it can perform well and now we need to focus in consistency," added Pedregon.

* Este es el segundo año que Tony Pedregon compite en Bristol como piloto y dueño de su escuderia. "Este año el equipo es mucho mas constante", dijo Pedregon. "Todavia somos un equipo joven, pero hemos avanzado mucho y hemos mejorado en conjunto". Pedregon tambien esta muy satisfecho con el funcionamiento de su auto. "Tenemos un auto muy bueno, hemos demostrado que funciona bien y ahora tenemos que centrarnos en ser mas consistentes", añadio.

* 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 in Chandler, Ariz., Pedregon broke Firebird International Raceway's elapsed time record at 4.703 seconds. Pedregon heads to Bristol12th in POWERade Funny Car points with 214.

* Este año, hasta el momento, Pedregon se ha clasificado en la posicion numero uno en Pomona 1, Calif. y Phoenix. Tambien ha batido el record de tiempo en el Pomona Raceway con 4.681 segundos a 323.35 mph. Y el del Firebird International Raceway en Chandler, Ariz. con un tiempo de 4.703 segundos. Pedregon se dirige a Bristol en la posicion 12a del POWERade Funny Car con 214 puntos.

-PedregonRacing.com-

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