Pomona: Cruz Pedregon eliminations summary

Cruz Pedregon increases speed during final eliminations. Pomona, Calif. (February 9, 2003) -- Cruz Pedregon and the Advance Auto Parts Racing team made their fastest pass of the weekend during Sunday's final eliminations while competing at the K...

Cruz Pedregon increases speed during final eliminations.

Pomona, Calif. (February 9, 2003) -- Cruz Pedregon and the Advance Auto Parts Racing team made their fastest pass of the weekend during Sunday's final eliminations while competing at the K & N Winternationals in Pomona, California. At a speed just over 317 miles per hour, Cruz Pedregon topped his weekend-best qualifying speed of 304.32 miles per hour.

Qualifying in the number eleven position, the Advance Auto Parts Racing team pulled into the staging lanes early Sunday morning, matched against Del Worsham. The pair would serve as the first set of nitro Funny Cars to race during the session; Cruz in the left lane and Del in the right. From the starting line, Cruz managed to get a better light, with a reaction time of .039 to Del's .067. Worsham then managed to chase Cruz down at half track, winning the race by a little under six-hundredths of a second (4.84 to Cruz's 4.90). Although Cruz Pedregon and the Advance Auto Parts Racing team suffered an early defeat, their left lane elapsed time and speed remained the quickest and fastest of the event in the nitro Funny Car category.

The second event of the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing season will take place in two weeks at Firebird International Raceway in Phoenix, AZ, February 20-23rd.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Del Worsham , Cruz Pedregon