Las Vegas: Tony Pedregon preview

Tony Pedregon NHRA SummitRacing.com Nationals Notebook * Tony Pedregon sealed his 2003 Funny Car championship deal at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway during the fall NHRA SummitRacing.com Nationals. During that race, Pedregon also...

Tony Pedregon NHRA SummitRacing.com Nationals Notebook

* Tony Pedregon sealed his 2003 Funny Car championship deal at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway during the fall NHRA SummitRacing.com Nationals. During that race, Pedregon also qualified No.1 and claimed the track elapsed time record at 4.753 seconds.

* En el año 2003, Tony Pedregon sello su campeonato de Funny car en TheStrip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway durante la carrera de otoño de las NHRASummitRacing.com Nationals. Durante esa carrera, Pedregon tambien se clasifico en la primera posicion y consiguio el record de tiempo del circuito con 4.753 segundos.

* His 2003 final--round battle at 'The Strip' with runner-up Whit Bazemore is not something he will easily forget. "It was definitely one of the most dramatic finishes in Funny Cars," said Pedregon. That was quite a year for Pedregon since he also earned victories at the 2003 Las Vegas spring race and six other races.

* El ultimo recorrido de la final del 2003con el contendiente Whit Bazemore en 'The Strip', no es algo que Pedregon va a olvidar con facilidad. "Fue uno de los finales mas dramaticos en Funny Cars", dijo Pedregon. Ese fue un buen año para Pedregon que tambien gano la carrera de la primavera de Las Vegas y otras seis carreras mas.

* Pedregon and his 'Q' Racing Monte Carlo Nitro Funny Car head to Las Vegas ready for one more success after a challenging weekend in Houston. "Las Vegas is a track we are familiar with. We tested well there and I think we are going to have a better event (than in Houston)," said Pedregon. "We have one more race under our belts and more experience. When you put things in perspective, this is just our second year as a team. But we plan to keep raising the bar," added Pedregon.

* Pedregon y su auto 'Q' Racing Monte Carlo Nitro Funny Car se dirigen a Las Vegas preparados para vencer despues de un dificil fin de semana en Houston. "Las Vegas es un circuito que conozcobien. Las pruebas nos fueron muy bien y creo que va a ser una carrera mas provechosa (que en Las Vegas)", dijo Pedregon. "Vamos con una carrera mas en el bolsillo y mas experiencia. Cuando pones las cosas en perspectiva, este es solo nuestro segundo año como equipo. Aun asi pensamos seguir subiendo la vara", añadio Pedregon.

* And like any Funny Car driver knows, if you do not roll the dice and get the most out of your car, you won't get a shot at winners circle. Pedregon likes to gamble at 'The Strip'. "I've always enjoyed going to Las Vegas," said Pedregon. "It's a place I will always remember as having that special moment when I clinched the championship in2003. This year we have a good car and the focus for the 'Q' Racing team is to gain consistency and win races. I'm excited about going back."

* La mayoria de los pilotos de Funny Cars saben, que si no tiran los dados y sacan el mayor provecho a su auto, no van a llegar al 'circulo de ganadores'. A Pedregon tambien le gusta jugar en 'The Strip'. "Siempre me lo he pasado bien en Las Vegas", dijo Pedregon. "Y siempre recordare ese momento tan especial cuando consegui el campeonato en el 2003. Este año tambien tenemos un auto muy bueno y el objetivo para el equipo 'Q' Racing es el ser mas consistentes en nuestras actuaciones y ganar carreras. Siempre me emociona el regresar a Las Vegas".

* So far this year, Pedregon has qualified inthe number one position in Pomona, Calif. and Phoenix. He also broke the elapsed-time record at Pomona Raceway with a 4.681-second pass at 323.35mph. And in Chandler, Ariz., Pedregon broke Firebird International Raceway's elapsed time record at 4.703 seconds. Pedregon heads to Las Vegas 12th in POWERade Funny Car points with 180.

* Este año, hasta el momento, Pedregon se ha clasificado en la posicion numero uno en Pomona 1, Calif. y Phoenix. Tambien ha batido los records de tiempo en el Pomona Raceway con 4.681 segundos a 323.35 mph. Y el del Firebird International Raceway en Chandler, Ariz. con un tiempo de 4.703 segundos. Pedregon se dirige a Houston en la posicion 12a del POWERade Funny Car con 180 puntos.

-PedregonRacing.com-

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