Reading: Tony Pedregon preview

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (August 16, 2007) -- Tony Pedregon, the 2003 NHRA Nitro Funny Car Champion and his Q Horsepower team secured a coveted top eight spot in the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, Countdown to the Championship, last weekend at ...

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (August 16, 2007) -- Tony Pedregon, the 2003 NHRA Nitro Funny Car Champion and his Q Horsepower team secured a coveted top eight spot in the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, Countdown to the Championship, last weekend at Brainerd. He is heading for Maple Grove Raceway in Reading, Penn. for the Toyo Tires NHRA Nationals, August 16-19, 2007, the 17th of 23 powerhouse events of the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series.

"It was good news for the team to make it into the Countdown to the Championship," said Pedregon.b^0x001cWe are heading to Reading looking for a much better finish than we had at Brainerd. Our goal is to move back up into the top four, but we'll have to be better than what we've been and regain the consistency as we move toward the top four."

Pedregon has had a fair amount of success at Reading.In 2005, he defeated his former boss, John Force in dramatic, tire-smoking, pedal-fest final round showdown.He edged Whit Bazemore to take the title at "The Grove" in 2002.

"My first win as a car owner came at Maple Grove Raceway," said Pedregon. "It was a big win for our team and for Quaker State. We have good performance data from this track, so I am optimistic about our chances of returning to the Winner's Circle."

-credit: pr

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Series NHRA
Drivers Tony Pedregon , Whit Bazemore , John Force