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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


Arizona Nationals Recap

CHANDLER, Ariz. (Feb. 25, 2013) - First round of funny car at the NHRA Arizona Nationals was filled with drivers on and off the throttle and tire smoke, but not for Tony Pedregon and Ron Capps.

The first pair out, the American Racing Wheels and DSR team drivers made solid runs for the fans at Firebird International Raceway. Pedregon was ahead until the eighth of a mile where Capps was just able to pass the hard charge of the American Racing funny car, clocking a 4.06 to Pedregon’s 4.09.

Pedregon posted his fastest run this season with a 4.09 at 299 mph, as well as the fastest reaction time of round one in funny car. Proving a tough opponent, Capps went on to win the race.

Despite the early loss, Pedregon was pleased with the progress of his American Racing car.

“I have to look at this race as progress,” Pedregon said. “In two races we have solved two major mechanical problems. Now we can go to the next event and focus on qualifying better on for Sunday.”

The two-time champ and his American Racing team have a few weeks to regroup before the 44th annual Amalie Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Auto-Plus Raceway in Gainesville, Fla., on March 14-17.


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