Columbus: Tony Pedregon Saturday summary

Tony Pedregon Moves Into the 11th Qualifying Position Q Racing Pilot Faces Gary Scelzi in Round One HEBRON, Ohio. (May 21, 2005) -- Tony Pedregon wielded his Q Racing Nitro Funny Car to the 11th-qualifying position for tomorrow's 41st running...

Tony Pedregon Moves Into the 11th Qualifying Position
Q Racing Pilot Faces Gary Scelzi in Round One

HEBRON, Ohio. (May 21, 2005) -- Tony Pedregon wielded his Q Racing Nitro Funny Car to the 11th-qualifying position for tomorrow's 41st running of the Pontiac Performance NHRA Nationals at National Trail Raceway.

Pedregon logged a 4.912-second elapsed time at 272.56 mph during the fourth and final session, setting up a round one match with No. 6 qualifier Gary Scelzi. The California native relayed his thoughts.

"We're pleased that we moved up in the qualifying order," Pedregon said. "We still haven't made a complete run this weekend, but we had a lot better runs today. We know we have a lot of power, but it's a matter of getting it to the track.

"We were capable of a mid-4.80 during that last run," Pedregon continued. "So I'm encouraged with how the car has reacted. It's a much better race car now and I'm looking forward to seeing what it can do on race day."

-PedregonRacing.com-

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Series NHRA
Drivers Tony Pedregon , Gary Scelzi