Englishtown: Cruz Pedregon Saturday summary

CRUZ PEDREGON GRABS NO.1 QUALIFIER Advance Auto Parts Nitro Funny Car Fast in Englishtown ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. (June 17, 2005) --NHRA Funny Car Champion, Cruz Pedregon, qualified his Advance Auto Parts Nitro Funny Car in the provisional No.1...

CRUZ PEDREGON GRABS NO.1 QUALIFIER
Advance Auto Parts Nitro Funny Car Fast in Englishtown

ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. (June 17, 2005) --NHRA Funny Car Champion, Cruz Pedregon, qualified his Advance Auto Parts Nitro Funny Car in the provisional No.1 position Friday. This pass was Pedregon's second qualifying effort during the 36th annual K&N Filters SuperNationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park.

Pedregon, winner of the Englishtown race in 1995 and 2000, sprinted his funny car down the quarter mile clicking off a 4.791-second elapsed time at 316.45 mph. Pedregon's effort was just .031 seconds short of brother Tony (Pedregon) track elapsed time record of 4.760 seconds established in 2003.

"We had been very close to this kind of performance for a while," said Pedregon. "We knew we had a good car but it was a little too aggressive. Wes Cerny (crew chief) readjusted the steering wheel and the weight distribution giving me a fast and stable car. The track held nicely today, and if it can hold a quicker run, we will try to give it.

"This run is the result of the Advance Auto Parts team 'good work and persistence, and the support of all our sponsors."

-PedregonRacing.com-

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