Columbus: Tony Pedregon preview

TONY PEDREGON NHRA NATIONALS NOTEBOOK Columbus, Ohio (May 18, 2005) -- * The 'Q' Racing team heads to National Trail Raceway this weekend for the eighth race of the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series schedule. Tony Pedregon, the 2003 Funny Car...

TONY PEDREGON NHRA NATIONALS NOTEBOOK

Columbus, Ohio (May 18, 2005) --

* The 'Q' Racing team heads to National Trail Raceway this weekend for the eighth race of the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series schedule. Tony Pedregon, the 2003 Funny Car champion, will drive his 'Q' Racing Nitro Funny Car during the 41st annual Pontiac Excitement NHRA Nationals.

* El equipo de carreras 'Q' Racing se dirige al National Trail Raceway este fin de semana para competir en la octava carrera de la NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Tony Pedregon, campeon de Funny Car en 2003 conducira su auto 'Q' Racing Nitro Funny Car durante el 41 campeonato anual de los Pontiac Excitement NHRA Nationals.

* Pedregon has a good 'track' record at National Trail Raceway with two victories in 2003 and 2000, top-qualifier awards in2003 and 1999, and semifinal appearances in 1996 and 2001. Pedregon also set the track elapsed time record in 2003 with a pass of 4.780 seconds. A year later, National Trail Raceway's elapsed time record went from one Pedregon to another, when brother Cruz covered the quarter mile in 4.769seconds in June 2004.

* Pedregon ha conseguido buenos resultados en el National Trail Raceway con dos victorias en 2003 y 2000 y dos clasificaciones en primer lugar en 2003 y 1999. Tambien ha llegado a las semifinales dos veces durante su carrera en 2001 y 1996. Pedregon se hizo con el record de tiempo del circuito en el 2003 con un recorrido de 4.780segundos. Un año mas tarde, el record de tiempo del circuito paso de un Pedregon a otro cuando su hermano Cruz, recorrio el cuarto de milla en 4.769 segundos en junio del 2004.

* The 'Q' Racing team had a chance to test a new clutch and fuel system combination during last weekend's race at Atlanta Raceway. With this improvement, the 'Q' car hopes to become more consistent and able to perform well under any track or atmospheric conditions. "We're very pleased with the results," said Pedregon. "We knew they looked good on paper, but now we know they work on the track as well."

* El equipo 'Q' Racing tuvo la oportunidad de poner a prueba un nuevo embrague y sistema de carburante durante el pasado fin de semana en el Atlanta Raceway. Con esta mejora, el auto de 'Q' se mantendra mas consistente y resultara bien bajo diferentes condiciones del circuito o del tiempo. "Estamos muy satisfechos con los resultados",dijo Pedregon. "Sabiamos que se veia bien en teoria, pero ahora sabemos que funciona en la practica tambien".

* 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 National Trail Raceway 10th in POWERade Funny Car points with 321.

* 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 al National Trail Raceway en la posicion 10ª del POWERade Funny Car con 321 puntos.

-PedregonRacing.com-

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