Cruz Pedregon joined Matt Hagan, Ron Capps and Jack Beckman as the only Funny Car drivers to run a three-second pass since the series went to a 1,000-foot course.
Pedregon’s 3.997-second elapsed time during the third session of Funny Car qualifying at the Auto Plus NHRA Nationals, marked the first time two cars in the class had run in the threes at the same event.
Crew chief Lee Beard immediately praised the Maple Grove Raceway racing surface.
“The whole gang at Maple Grove have given us a superb race track, and there are great conditions,” said Pedregon. “It just feels great to be a drag racer today.”
Pedregon was in awe of his run.
“The 3.99 was the run of my life,” said Pedregon. “I’m so happy for Snap-on, Toyota, Wix Filters and all who have believed and supported this team for years. It’s extremely hard to propel a 2600-pound race car to run Top Fuel times. It’s a true credit to this team and having good equipment on the car.”
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