Pomona: Tony Pedregon final summary

Tony Pedregon And The Q Power Race Team Open 2007 Season By Reaching The Second Round In Pomona Quickest Funny Car Field in NHRA History POMONA, Calif. (February 12, 2007) -- In the quickest Funny Car field in NHRA history, Tony Pedregon and his...

Tony Pedregon And The Q Power Race Team Open 2007 Season By Reaching The Second Round In Pomona
Quickest Funny Car Field in NHRA History

POMONA, Calif. (February 12, 2007) -- In the quickest Funny Car field in NHRA history, Tony Pedregon and his Q Power Nitro Funny Car Team made it to the second round after qualifying tenth (4.749 at 317.42 mph) at the NHRA Winternationals, held at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona (Calif.), the first stop on a 23-race 2007 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series schedule.

In the first round Tony took a big lead off the line and never looked back easily beating Scott Kalitta with a 4.771 at 319.82. In the second round, Tony faced Robert Hight. This was a good race with Tony getting off the line first, but eventually Hight's 4.718 at 319.29 beat Tony's 4.825 at 290.07.

"This was a pretty good start to the 2007 race season. I am proud of the Q team as we made solid runs to qualify in what turned to be the quickest field in NHRA history," stated Pedregon, the 2003 NHRA Funny Car Champion. "I feel very good about our chances to compete for the championship this year. We have made progress each year and moved up the ladder in points with our eye on the championship. Dickie (Crew Chief Dickie Venables) has a solid handle on this Q Power race car and I am looking forward to Phoenix."

In 2006, Tony Pedregon and the Q Power Race Team finished 5th in points with three wins.

-credit: Pedregon Racing

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Drivers Tony Pedregon , Scott Kalitta , Robert Hight