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Tony Pedregon sets sights on NHRA Four-Wide Nationals with WIX Filters

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (April 16, 2013) - Tony Pedregon unveils a new design for the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in Charlotte this weekend as he partners with WIX® Filters, a member of the Affinia Group family of brands.

WIX will serve as the primary sponsor for Pedregon’s Toyota Funny Car at Mello Yello Drag Racing events later this year in Chicago, Seattle and Pomona as well.

“WIX Filters has been very supportive of our team and of the sport of drag racing,” said Pedregon. “Our audience will be glad to know that the best performing and most reliable filter company in the world is set to hit the track for the exciting Four-Wide event.”

“WIX is looking forward to another action-packed season of NHRA racing with Team Pedregon,” said Mike Harvey, brand manager for WIX Filters. “The Mello Yello Drag Racing Series is one of the most popular forms of racing and serving as the primary at four races known for enthusiastic crowds, including zMAX Dragway this weekend, offers us a great platform to highlight the WIX brand.”

The WIX team will be in Charlotte for 4th annual Dollar General NHRA Four-Wide Nationals April 19- 21. Pedregon hopes to get back in form at  a track hailed as the Bellagio of drag strips.

About WIX Filters

Since 1939, Wix® Filters has been an innovator in filtration products. WIX designs, manufactures and distributes products for automotive, diesel, agricultural, industrial and specialty filter markets. Its product line includes oil, air, cabin interior, fuel, coolant, transmission and hydraulic filters for automobiles, trucks, off-road equipment and manufacturing applications. For more information, visit Like us on Facebook at, follow us on Twitter @WIXFilters and visit our YouTube page at

About Affinia Group Inc.

Affinia Group Inc. is an innovative global leader in the design, manufacture, distribution and marketing of industrial grade products and services, including extensive offerings of aftermarket products for automotive and heavy-duty vehicles. With approximately $1.5 billion in annual revenue, Affinia has operations in North and South America, Europe and Asia.  For more information, visit


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.


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