Richmond: Tony Pedregon preview

RICHMOND, Va. (October 4, 2006) -- 2003 NHRA World Champion Tony Pedregon and his Q TorquePower Nitro Funny Car Team head to Virginia Motorsports Park in Petersburg, Va. (near Richmond), this weekend for the NHRA Nationals, the 21st of 23 NHRA ...

RICHMOND, Va. (October 4, 2006) -- 2003 NHRA World Champion Tony Pedregon and his Q TorquePower Nitro Funny Car Team head to Virginia Motorsports Park in Petersburg, Va. (near Richmond), this weekend for the NHRA Nationals, the 21st of 23 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series events in 2006. This is the first time the NHRA competitors have raced in Richmond since 2000. With three wins in 2006, Tony is currently fourth in points in the NHRA POWERade Nitro Funny Car division.

NHRA POWERade Drag Racing returns to Virginia for the first time in five years, bringing nitro-fueled thunder to the hallowed battlegrounds where Civil War cannons once roared. Host of an NHRA national event from 1995 to 2000, Virginia Motorsports Park has been the site of many record-breaking runs in all classes.

"It's been a while since we've been to Virginia Motorsports Park," stated Pedregon. "The teams and competitors have gotten some good feedback that the track surface is smooth, which is what we need for a good weekend. We'll apply what we've learned these past few weeks and put our Q Power car through its paces. We are looking forward to finishing the season strong, and it starts with this weekend in Richmond."

How to get to Virginia Motorsports Park: From Interstate 85 southbound, use Exit 63-A and travel five miles; the track is on the right. From I-85 northbound, use Exit 53 and travel west to Route 1 north. Go seven miles, and the track is on the left. From I-95, take I-85 south to Exit 63-A. The track is five miles on the right.

After conquering the quarter-mile Virginia Motorsports Park this weekend, the NHRA warriors head on October 26-29 to The Strip At Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

-credit: www.PedregonRacing.com

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