Madison: Tony Pedregon Saturday summary

Tony Pedregon Wraps Up 11th Q Racing Funny Car To Open Against Bazemore MADISON, Ill. (June 25, 2005) -- Tony Pedregon, driver of the Q Racing Nitro Funny Car, grabbed the 11th-qualifying position for tomorrow's NHRA National Event at Gateway ...

Tony Pedregon Wraps Up 11th
Q Racing Funny Car To Open Against Bazemore

MADISON, Ill. (June 25, 2005) -- Tony Pedregon, driver of the Q Racing Nitro Funny Car, grabbed the 11th-qualifying position for tomorrow's NHRA National Event at Gateway International Raceway.

Pedregon maneuvered his Q Racing machine to a 4.902-second elapsed time at 314.97 mph. The team made various adjustments to compensate for the hot summer temperatures at the suburban St. Louis quarter mile.

"We knew we had to make a good run on that last one," Pedregon said. "We're a young team, but there's still some pressure on us. (Crew chief) Dickie Venables really came through tonight and we did what we had to do.

"We're looking for a good day tomorrow," Pedregon continued. "We think we found something this weekend and I'm confident in how we'll perform."

Pedregon will face off against Whit Bazemore in tomorrow's first round of eliminations, which start at 4:30 pm, Central.

-PedregonRacing.com

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Drivers Tony Pedregon , Whit Bazemore