Dallas: Tony Pedregon preview

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (September 20, 2007) -- Tony Pedregon and his Q Horsepower NHRA Nitro Funny Car team are heading to Ennis, Texas for this weekend's O'Reilly NHRA Fall Nationals at the Texas Motorplex. It's the 20th stop on the $50 million NHRA...

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (September 20, 2007) -- Tony Pedregon and his Q Horsepower NHRA Nitro Funny Car team are heading to Ennis, Texas for this weekend's O'Reilly NHRA Fall Nationals at the Texas Motorplex. It's the 20th stop on the $50 million NHRA Drag Racing Series.

The NHRA POWERade Countdown to the Championship is a hotly contested battle in the Funny Car category.Pedregon is currently fifth in the standings and less than two rounds from the second place driver.Only 12 points separate the third through sixth place drivers.

"We are going down to the wire," said Pedregon, the 2003 NHRA Nitro Funny Car World Champion. "We are going to focus on qualifying first, then aim to get back in the top four in the Countdown to the Championship. It should be a warm race, with temperatures forecasted to be in the 90's.All the work we did the past few races to prepare us for hot tracks should pay off this weekend in Texas."

With 34 national event wins and an NHRA Championship under his belt, Pedregon, is taking it all in stride and enjoying the journey.

"The pressure is always there," said Pedregon. "I apply pressure on myself to perform and I expect the team to perform as well.I've been in contention for the Championship in the past and I believe it will give me a competitive edge.The rest we'll do at the track.It should be a great show for all the fans coming to the Texas Motorplex."

While in Dallas, tune into 88.7 FM and listen live to legendary NHRA track announcer, Bob Frey.JHow to Get There: The track is on Highway 287, two miles west of Ennis between interstates 35 and 45. From Dallas, take I-45 to Highway 287 west to the track, or take I-35 east to Highway 287 east to the track. From Fort Worth, take Highway 287 east to Waxahachie and continue to the track.

After conquering the O'Reilly NHRA Fall Nationals, Tony Pedregon and his Q Horsepower Funny Car team head for Richmond, Va. for the Torco Racing Fuels NHRA Nationals, October 5-7, 2007.

-credit: pr

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