Joliet: Cruz Pedregon final summary

JOLIET, Ill. (June 12, 2005) --Cruz Pedregon, driver of the Advance Auto Parts Nitro Funny Car, handed the first round of eliminations to brother Tony after he red lit at the starting line during today's eighth annual NHRA Nationals at Route 66 ...

JOLIET, Ill. (June 12, 2005) --Cruz Pedregon, driver of the Advance Auto Parts Nitro Funny Car, handed the first round of eliminations to brother Tony after he red lit at the starting line during today's eighth annual NHRA Nationals at Route 66 Raceway.

The 1992 NHRA Funny Car World Champion logged a 4.849-second elapsed time at 318.99 mph, but a red light start told the tale. Tony Pedregon covered the Joliet quarter mile in 4.847 seconds at 299.33 mph to move to the second round.

"In this sport a red light can happen to anyone," Pedregon said. "You try to get an advantage anywhere you can, but it is a very fine line between a perfect reaction time and leaving too early. I like racing in the edge because it pays off most of the time.

"The Advance Auto Parts car has placed some solid runs this weekend," added Pedregon. "We leave Joliet with the car performing well and I am very satisfied with the work of Wes Cerny (crew chief) and the rest of my team. I feel we are heading to Englishtown ready to pick up where we ended today."

Pedregon is No. 5 in NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series points with 571.

-PedregonRacing.com-

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Series NHRA
Drivers Tony Pedregon , Cruz Pedregon