Las Vegas Post Race Report
(Las Vegas, NV) April 14, 2015–Tony Pedregon and his American Racing Funny Car Race Team qualified 12th this past weekend at the SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals in Las Vegas, but lost another close first round match-up.
A great race! In the first round of competition Tony Pedregon faced Del Worsham. Pedregon is 38-23 against Worsham in prior events. Pedregon was out of the gate first and led at 60 feet, but lost in another close race with the slightest of margins –MOV 0.0598 seconds (approximately 26 feet).
"We haven't seen the on track results we have been working towards but I am confident that things will come together in the next race or two. This team can still do more for less and will be able to compete with the higher funded teams"
Tony Pedregon who won the NHRA World Championship in 2003 and 2007, is 2nd on the list of all-time NHRA Funny Car wins with 43.
LAS VEGAS RACE RESULTS:
QUALIFIED: 12th, 4.129 303.98 mph
ROUND 1: Pedregon 4.211/291.95 mph vs. Worsham 4.110/312.71 mph
NEXT RACE: The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series continues April 24-26 with the O’Reillly Auto Parts NHRA SpringNationals in Houston.
PEDREGON/AMERICAN RACING ROLL INTO VEGAS
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Tony Pedregon and the American Racing Custom Wheels Toyota will take on the competition at this weekends Summit Nationals at "The Strip" in Las Vegas. Returning to the city where he won two NHRA titles, Tony will start the weekend with an appearance and meet and greet at the California Hotel & Casino. "The California is proud to be a sponsor of Tony Pedregon. We are looking forward to hosting this meet and greet this evening" said Ashlen Manos, Director of Marketing. The car will be on display from 6-8pm on Thursday located on 3rd Street North off of Freemont Street. Just a few blocks away at the California Hotel (in the Maile Room) an autograph/photo session with Tony will begin with Tony from 7-8pm.
Pedregon said, "The NHRA audience knows that nothing’s more exciting than race weekend in Vegas, but what makes it complete is having a great place to stay with lots to do and easy access to the track.”
Just a few minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, the California Hotel features shops, multiple restaurants and casino, AND the nearby world-famous Freemont Street Experience. Enjoy viewing the largest LED screen in the world, special events & roaming street performers. The California Hotel is located at 12 East Odgen Avenue,Las Vegas. Learn more online at: www.thecal.com
For more information on Tony Pedregon: www.tonypedregon.com
For more information on American Racing Wheels: www.american racing.com
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