Tony Starts Season at Pomona with a no. 5 Starting Spot
The Q3 stunner: There’s no denying that Tony Pedregon has had a challenging few seasons, but could that change this season? If his run in the third qualifying session is any indication, the answer quite possibly could be yes. Pedregon stunned everyone when he blasted to a 4.030 in Q3. The run was a career-best for the two-time world champion, and it moved him up to No. 2 at the time.
Micro Strategies To Sponsor Two-Time NHRA Champ Tony Pedregon
Charlotte, NC—Micro Strategies, an award-winning technology company, is proud to announce the primary sponsorship of two-time Mello Yellow NHRA Champion Tony Pedregon’s Nitro Funny Car at the upcoming Pep Boys Carolina Nationals (September 12-14), and the NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway (October 2-5).
Micro Strategies (www.microstrat.com), an IBM and Microsoft business partner, will harness the 10,000 horsepower of motorsports’ most powerful cars, and in the process, present its brand to the massive NHRA drag racing audience. "Being a drag racer myself, it’s a natural progression for Micro Strategies to team up with Tony, who is a two-time NHRA Funny Car World Champion and great representative of the sport," said Anthony Bongiovanni, President and CEO of Micro Strategies. “Drag racing has helped us engage current and potential customers; they love the speed, power, and technology that surrounds NHRA drag racing. Our sponsorship serves as unique, high-impact platform to showcase Micro Strategies’ multitude of business solutions,” he added.
"Micro Strategies is a top performer providing technology solutions, and Anthony is a racer like myself. It’s great to partner with a person and a brand that understands the importance of reaching the NHRA audience. The car will be branded in a similar fashion to his stable of Cobra Jets that Anthony competes with, and I hope we don't wheelstand quite as high," said Tony Pedgreon. “Our goal is to create an impact with the fans, who are potential customers. Ultimately, we will showcase Micro Strategies capabilities in technology and business and present the brand to new customers,” said Pedregon. Be the first to see the Micro Strategies Funny Car by stopping by Compare Foods Supermarket located at 818 E. Arrowood Road, Charlotte, NC 28217 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm on September 10th.
About Micro Strategies:
With over 30 years in the technology industry, Micro Strategies is renowned for its business solutions. This equates to efficiency, innovation and strategies that lead to success. “We have established alliances and working partnerships with leading software and hardware companies,” said Bongiovanni. “Micro Strategies has successfully coupled our hands-on expertise and client service philosophy with the best that technology can provide to deliver comprehensive business solutions to our clients,” he added. Fans can also follow Bongiovanni Racing on Facebook and on Instagram @bongiovanniracing.
About Tony Pedregon:
Tony Pedregon (born March 8, 1965) is a two-time NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Funny Car Champion from Torrance, California. He is also the youngest of the Pedregon brothers. Pedregon resides in Indianapolis, Indiana with his wife Andrea. He has four children, two daughters, Cecily and Arielle, and two sons, Desidario and Benecio. He is also the son of Drag Racing Legend Flamin' Frank Pedregon.
AUCTION AT NHRA U.S. NATIONALS TO BENEFIT IU SIMON CANCER CENTER
The auction hosted by the Andrea Pedregon Charity Foundation "A Spark of Hope" (APCF) will be held in two-time NHRA Funny Car champion Tony Pedregon's pit and hospitality area following the last pro qualifying session on Sunday, August 31. All fans are welcome to attend and bid on their favorite items including team apparel, helmets, car parts and more. Anticipated start time is approximately 5 p.m.
One hundred percent of the auction's proceeds will go to the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center in Indianapolis for pediatric cancer research. Cancer is the second leading cause of death in children after accidents. More than 10,000 kids under age 15 will be diagnosed with cancer in the United States this year.
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