Norwalk: Tony Pedregon preview

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (June 25, 2007) -- Tony Pedregon, the 2003 NHRA Nitro Funny Car World Champion and 33-time NHRA National event winner is heading to Norwalk, Ohio for the 11th event on the on the $50 million NHRA Drag Racing series national ...

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (June 25, 2007) -- Tony Pedregon, the 2003 NHRA Nitro Funny Car World Champion and 33-time NHRA National event winner is heading to Norwalk, Ohio for the 11th event on the on the $50 million NHRA Drag Racing series national tour.

With the hot summer season upon us, Pedregon will bring a new look and an extra level of protection from the heat with him to Norwalk. "We are introducing the new, Q Horsepower Funny Car; a brand new paint scheme to coincide with the introduction of the new Q Horsepower Full Synthetic Motor oil," said Pedregon, owner and driver of the Q Horsepower NHRA Funny Car. "Q Horsepower reduces friction throughout the RPM range to maximize horsepower.We place extraordinary demands on our engines, so having the heat-activated technology that Q Horsepower offers will certainly help provide a competitive advantage at the track.The hotter this oil gets the more it protects- a perfect scenario for our 8,000 horsepower funny car engines."

Pedregon, fresh off a Final Round appearance at last week's ProCare Rx NHRA SuperNationals, moves up to the No. 4 position in the Countdown to the Championship points battle with just seven races until the end of the regular season. The Countdown to 4, the first round of the new playoff format, begins with the U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis, August 29 -- September 3.

This is the first appearance the POWERade Drag Racing Series will make in Norwalk. The track was founded in 1963 and purchased in 1973 by the Bader family, which continues to make improvements. Last year, the facility underwent a $4 million improvement project that included luxury sponsor suites, a state-of-the-art media center, track paving in the professional pit area, and tower renovation.

"The Bader family really pays attention to the details," stated Pedregon. "There is no question it will be a successful race and I'm sure that it will turn into one of the better venues.I've raced in the Night of Fire event nine of the last ten years.It is a great venue with a fast track. We've run a 4.76 there in the past."

-credit: pr

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