Las Vegas: Tony Pedregon final summary

Tony Pedregon Falls in First Round 'Q' Racing Car Smokes Tires Early On Las Vegas, Nev. (April 17, 2005) -- Tony Pedregon, driver of the 'Q' Racing Monte Carlo Nitro Funny Car, fell in the first round of eliminations to Whit Bazemore during ...

Tony Pedregon Falls in First Round
'Q' Racing Car Smokes Tires Early On

Las Vegas, Nev. (April 17, 2005) -- Tony Pedregon, driver of the 'Q' Racing Monte Carlo Nitro Funny Car, fell in the first round of eliminations to Whit Bazemore during today's NHRA Summitracing.com Nationals at The Strip At Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Pedregon, winner of both 2003 Las Vegas' races, ran a 6.018-second elapsed time at 172.14 mph, falling short to Bazemore's elapsed time of 4.951 seconds at 320.36 mph. Pedregon smoked the tires in the hot pavement and lost traction early in the pass.

"We're working on getting some consistency," Pedregon said. "We got back on track during qualifiyng and I'm looking forward to Bristol (Tenn.) It should be a good weekend for the 'Q' Racing team."

Pedregon and his 'Q' Racing team will start in Bristol, Tenn. in 12th position of the 2005 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. The O'Reilly NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals will be held at Bristol Dragway on April 29-May 1.

-PedregonRacing.com-

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Drivers Tony Pedregon , Whit Bazemore