INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (September 19, 2006) - 2003 NHRA World Champion Tony Pedregon and his Q Torque Power Nitro Funny Car Team head to the Texas Motorplex in Ennis, Tex. (near Dallas), this weekend for the NHRA Fall Nationals, the 20th of 23 NHRA ...
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (September 19, 2006) - 2003 NHRA World Champion Tony Pedregon and his Q Torque Power Nitro Funny Car Team head to the Texas Motorplex in Ennis, Tex. (near Dallas), this weekend for the NHRA Fall Nationals, the 20th of 23 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series events in 2006. Last weekend's NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway in Reading, Penn., was rained out and will be held on the weekend of Sept. 29-Oct. 1. With three wins in 2006, Pedregon is currently fourth in points in the NHRA POWERade Nitro Funny Car division, and is in position to make a run for the 2006 world championship.
Billy Meyer's revolutionary all-concrete supertrack, Texas Motorplex, observed its 20th anniversary last season, celebrating two decades of high performance and even higher drama. The only all-concrete quarter-mile on the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series schedule allows crew chiefs the opportunity to unleash horsepower with little restraint, which guarantees explosive performances, sometimes in more ways than one. The event's position on the schedule, as the fourth-to-last race on the annual tour, makes it a strategically key race in the battle to the finish for NHRA POWERade world championships.
"I won the race and the $100,000 "Winston No Bull Challenge" in 1999, so Dallas holds some good memories for me," Pedregon said. "It's a big Hispanic market, and I'm always excited about racing there. Texas Motorplex is the original "supertrack" - it's all concrete. Given the right conditions, it could be one of the fastest on the circuit and will compliment the horsepower our Q Power car makes. I'm looking forward to Dallas as we're in the homestretch of the season, and hope to finish our 2006 season strong, starting with a win this weekend."
After conquering the quarter-mile Texas Motorplex, the NHRA warriors head on September 29-October 1 back to Maple Grove Raceway in Reading, Penn., for the rescheduled NHRA Nationals that was rained out on Sept. 15-17. The following week, on October 6-8, they go directly to the Virginia NHRA Nationals, in Petersburg, Vir. (near Richmond), held at Virginia Motorsports Park.