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TONY PEDREGON NHRA NATIONALS NOTEBOOK * Tony Pedregon, the 'Q' Racing driver, will participate this weekend in the ninth annual Sears Craftsman NHRA Nationals. The 2003 Funny Car champion and his 'Q' Racing Nitro Funny Car head to ...

TONY PEDREGON NHRA NATIONALS NOTEBOOK

* Tony Pedregon, the 'Q' Racing driver, will participate this weekend in the ninth annual Sears Craftsman NHRA Nationals. The 2003 Funny Car champion and his 'Q' Racing Nitro Funny Car head to Gateway International Raceway for the 12th race of the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series schedule.

* Tony Pedregon, el piloto de 'Q' Racing, participara este fin de semana en el noveno campeonato anual de los Sears Craftsman NHRA Nationals. El campeon de Funny Car del 2003 y su auto 'Q' Racing Nitro Funny Car se dirigen al Gateway International Raceway para competir en la 12ava carrera de la NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series.

* The Gateway International Raceway is situated right across the river from St. Louis, Mo. Because of the usually hot and high humidity conditions along the Mississippi, NHRA schedules an all night racing weekend, including race day. Pedregon won the event in 2001, was runner up in '99, and in 2003 he made it to the semifinals. He's also qualified in the top-half of the field in five of his seven visits.

* La pista Gateway International esta situada en la orilla contraria del rio de la ciudad de St. Louis, Mo. Generalmente hace mucho calor y humedad cerca del Mississippi, por eso la NHRA celebra todo el evento, incluyendo las eliminatorias, por la noche. Pedregon gano esta carrera en el 2001, fue el finalista en 1999 y llego a las semifinales en el 2003. Tambien se ha clasificado en la mitad superior del grupo de corredores en cinco de sus siete visitas a esta pista.

* Moving into the second half of the season, the 'Q' Racing team focus is to achieve more consistency, put four solid runs together and win some races.

* "The 'Q' car is performing very well," Pedregon said. "Dickie (Venables, crew chief) and Kurt (Elliot, assistant crew chief) are doing a great job at tuning the car. We put in many solid runs during qualifying, we just need to hold the momentum with a little more focus on race day."

* A punto de llegar a la segunda mitad de la temporada, el objetivo del equipo de 'Q' Racing es el ser mas consistentes, conseguir cuatro buenos recorridos seguidos y ganar unas cuantas carreras.

* "El auto de 'Q' esta corriendo muy bien", dijo Pedregon. Dickie (Venables, jefe de escuderia) y Kurt (Elliot asistente del jefe de escuderia) estan haciendo un gran trabajo poniendo el auto a punto. Hemos demostrado que podemos correr muy bien durante las clasificaciones, necesitamos mantener el impulso y centrarnos un poco mas en el dia de la carrera.

* So far this year, Pedregon has qualified in the number one position in Pomona, Calif. and Chandler, Ariz. He also broke the elapsed-time record at Pomona Raceway with a 4.681-second pass at 323.35mph. In Chandler, Ariz., Pedregon broke Firebird International Raceway's elapsed time record at 4.703 seconds. Pedregon heads to Gateway International Raceway tenth in POWERade Funny Car points with 492.

* Este año, hasta el momento, Pedregon se ha clasificado en la posicion numero uno en Pomona 1, Calif. y Chandler, Ariz. Tambien ha batido el record de tiempo en el Pomona Raceway con 4.681segundos a 323.35 mph. Y el del Firebird International Raceway en Chandler, Ariz. con un tiempo de 4.703 segundos. Pedregon se dirige al Gateway International Raceway en la posicion decima del POWERade Funny Car con 492 puntos.

-PedregonRacing.com-

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