Topeka: Tony Pedregon preview

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (May 25, 2007) -- Tony Pedregon, the 2003 NHRA Nitro Funny Car World Champion, and his Q Power team head to Heartland Park Topeka for the O'Reilly NHRA Summer Nationals, June 1-3, 2007, the 8th stop on the $50 million 23-race...

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (May 25, 2007) -- Tony Pedregon, the 2003 NHRA Nitro Funny Car World Champion, and his Q Power team head to Heartland Park Topeka for the O'Reilly NHRA Summer Nationals, June 1-3, 2007, the 8th stop on the $50 million 23-race tour of professional drag racing.

Pedregon, the quickest Funny Car driver in NHRA history (4.659), enters the O'Reilly NHRA Summer Nationals 3rd in Countdown to the Championship. "With this new points format, every run is important," said Pedregon. "The Funny Car ranks are highly competitive- any team can win on any given weekend.We are squarely focused on making the best possible run each time we pull up to the line.With consistent performance each run, we will find ourselves in position to win the Championship."

Pedregon, with 33 NHRA career wins, knows what it's like to be in the Winner's Circle and would like nothing more than a win at Topeka. "We've done well at this track in the past having won three in a row (2001-2003)," stated Pedregon. "We'll be running the 2007 Chevrolet Impala SS Funny Car body which is aerodynamically superior to the Monte Carlo Funny Car body and provides more downforce.We want to put this Q Power Nitro Funny Car in the Winner's Circle and the addition of the new body may just what we need to help us achieve victory."

-credit: pr

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