Englishtown: Tony Pedregon Saturday summary

Tony Pedregon Takes Seventh in Englishtown Qualifying Q Racing Team In The Top Half of the Field ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. (June 18, 2005) Tony Pedregon and the Q Racing team finished qualifying today for the K&N Filters SuperNationals at ...

Tony Pedregon Takes Seventh in Englishtown Qualifying
Q Racing Team In The Top Half of the Field

ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. (June 18, 2005) Tony Pedregon and the Q Racing team finished qualifying today for the K&N Filters SuperNationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park. The Q Racing Nitro Funny Car driver held on to his run from Friday night of 4.821 seconds at 318.39 mph to claim the seventh qualifying spot.

During today's first session, Pedregon started very aggressively, but the track was not able to hold and turned the pass into tire smoke. In the last session, the Q Racing driver had a solid run pedaling the car to a 4.881-second elapsed time at 301.67 mph.

"The car was a little too light in the front today," Dickie Venables (crew chief) said. "We had too much spoiler and the car got off the groove. The goal was to go for the top spot but it could not be.

"Tomorrow we plan to go back to the hot track set up'" added Venables. "It seems the weather will stay in the 70s but we don't know what the track temperature is going to be, so we'll have to be able to adapt. The Q Racing team has the performance and is making strides in consistency. I feel We're right on the edge of doing something good."

Pedregon will run against No. 10 qualifier Ron Capps in the first round of eliminations, scheduled to start tomorrow at 11 a.m. (ET)

-PedregonRacing.com-

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Series NHRA
Drivers Tony Pedregon , Ron Capps