Joliet: Tony Pedregon Saturday summary

Tony Pedregon Holds Onto No. 5 Qualifying Spot Q Racing Car Will Have Brother Cruz By His Side During First Round JOLIET, Ill. (June 11, 2005) -- Tony Pedregon powered his 'Q' Racing Nitro Funny Car to the 5th-qualifying position for tomorrow's...

Tony Pedregon Holds Onto No. 5 Qualifying Spot
Q Racing Car Will Have Brother Cruz By His Side During First Round

JOLIET, Ill. (June 11, 2005) -- Tony Pedregon powered his 'Q' Racing Nitro Funny Car to the 5th-qualifying position for tomorrow's eighth running of the CARQUEST Auto parts NHRA Nationals at Route 66 Raceway.

Pedregon's pass of 4.780 seconds at 323.5 mph kept him in a position where he will be facing brother, Cruz Pedregon, during the first round of Sunday's eliminations.

The 'Q' Racing driver talked about his views in racing against his brother.

"Cruz and I have competed against each other since we were children," Pedregon said. "I would prefer to not have to race against him in the first round; but at least, we know that one of us will move to second race. And I am racing to win."

Pedregon's crew chief, Dickie Venables comments on tomorrow's eliminations.

"We race the racetrack, that is our focus," Venables said. "We'll try to run the best we can and not think about who we race against. The 'Q' Racing car is gaining consistency and running very competitively. Proof is we qualified in the top half of the field."

-PedregonRacing.com-

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Series NHRA
Drivers Tony Pedregon , Cruz Pedregon