ACDelco Las Vegas NHRA Nationals
Top-seed Pedregon ready for Countdown to 1
Pedregon, a three-time NHRA national event winner this year, benefited from the October 17-18 test session at The Strip. His 4.733 blast during Wednesday’s test was close to the track e.t. record, a 4.728, set in 2006 by the late Eric Medlen.
“We feel we’re as ready as we can be,” said Pedregon. “It gives us confidence that we tested on the same track that we’ll race on next week. We ran a 4.733 and a 4.760 at the
Heading into the Countdown to 1, the competition for the championship is fierce. Only 30 points, less than two round wins, separates Pedregon from Ron Capps, the No. 4 seed in the Countdown.
“We felt if we could make it to the top four, we would have as good a chance as any of the other three cars in the championship,” said an optimistic Pedregon. “Dickie [Venables, crew chief] is confident in the way the car is responding which gives me confidence. We have great sponsors and great equipment and we will benefit from the extra horsepower and protection provided by our Q Horsepower.”
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