Pomona II: Tony Pedregon Saturday summary

Pedregon & Q Racing Grabs Third POMONA, Calif. (Nov. 5, 2004) -- After three days of qualifying, Tony Pedregon placed his Q Racing Nitro Funny Car in the third qualifying slot for tomorrow's Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals ...

Pedregon & Q Racing Grabs Third

POMONA, Calif. (Nov. 5, 2004) -- After three days of qualifying, Tony Pedregon placed his Q Racing Nitro Funny Car in the third qualifying slot for tomorrow's Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals at Pomona Raceway.

Pedregon's pass of 4.710-second elapsed time at 329.99 mph during Friday's qualifying session and was only surpassed today by his brother Cruz (Pedregon's) pass at 4.708 seconds. With four solid runs, Tony Pedregon is confident his last day of competition for 2005 is a quality one. Pedregon talked about his strategy heading into tomorrow's finale.

"Tomorrow the focus will be on racing the car," said Pedregon, the 2003 Funny Car champion. "We made good adjustments, the team and I have looked back on the season and reviewed all the things that have made us grow as a team. I think we've accomplished a lot, but nothing like what we want to do next year, we want to raise the bar.

"We were a little disappointed we didn't get the top spot," Pedregon continued. "It is a little reminder we expect the best out of everything. We believe we have the potential of winning this race and we're not going to settle for anything less. I am really excited, I am fired up because this is the last one and we're going to give it all we've got. We want to strengthen the Q brand even more in this market."

Pedregon will line up against brother Frank Pedregon in the first round.

-PedregonRacing.com

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Series NHRA
Drivers Frank Pedregon , Tony Pedregon