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Tony Pedregon debuts his Komatsu machine in Vegas

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (April 1, 2013) – Tony Pedregon Racing will sport a new look at the NHRA Nationals in Las Vegas this weekend. The team is partnering with Komatsu, a worldwide manufacturer of construction and mining equipment.

The brand will highlight their Komatsu Care program, which provides complementary factory scheduled maintenance on Komatsu equipment. With the added support of a great manufacturer like Komatsu, the team looks to make strides at the Las Vegas event.

“We are pleased to continue our partnership with Komatsu,” Pedregon said. “They have many customers that look forward to the race weekend.”

Pedregon will also make an appearance at Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall during his stay. The two time champ will have his new Komatsu and Sam’s Town Toyota funny car on display at the hotel on Wednesday, April 3 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Fans can stop by for autographs and pictures, while entering for a chance to win free race tickets and VIP hospitality passes to the NHRA Nationals in Las Vegas.

The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway will host the NHRA Nationals April 5-7. Pedregon will be looking to continue his improvement during qualifying and getting in a solid race.


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Tony Pedregon ready to gain speed at Gators

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (March 13, 2013) - Tony Pedregon and the American Racing team spent their break off from the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series regrouping in preparation for the 44th annual Amalie Oil NHRA Gatornationals, an event notorious for producing quick runs.

“At some point as a team we have to perform,” said Pedregon. “We are up against some great competition, but I think my personnel has significantly improved from this time last year and with that we continue to improve upon what we do on the race track."

The group also stirred up some buzz during the off weekend. They became one of the first NHRA teams to pay tribute to the viral video craze, known as the Harlem Shake. Pedregon and the team prepped Friday night after work for the Saturday morning shoot. View Tony Pedregon Harlem Shake.

Pedregon is looking forward to this weekend at Gainesville Raceway, a place where he clocked his fastest speed in 1000' at 311.49 mph and has two career wins.


Tony Pedregon Sees Progress As Gatornationals Approach

The biggest impression Funny Car driver Tony Pedregon has made in the first two races this Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season is one of breathtaking catastrophe.
The engine of his American Racing Wheels Toyota Camry detonated in the second of four qualifying sessions Feb. 15 at the Winternationals at Pomona, Calif. It launched the snazzy Doug Sholty-designed flat black, hot-rodder-throwback body high into the sky. What made his wallet collapse and his heart sink even more is that it came on the heels of the discovery that morning that someone had stolen from his pit his toolbox that contained some valuable and vital tools and clutch components. Read More


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