Cruz Pedregon and his Snap-on Funny Car team were very confident heading into last weekend’s Las Vegas NHRA Nationals and for good reason. Pedregon recently captured his first win of the year and 31st career victory, with a time of 4.173 at 298.40 mph.
“What a fantastic win for Cruz and the Snap-on Funny Car team,” said Yvette Morrison, vice president of marketing, Snap-on Tools Group. “During the offseason, we made sure the Snap-on Funny Car team was supplied with the latest Snap-on tools and equipment to ensure that the car would be running at its best week in and week out. In the first three races of the season, Cruz was very consistent in performance so we knew it was only a matter of time before he achieved victory.”
Pedregon outran Gary Densham, Johnny Gray and Alexis DeJoria to advance to the final round. With his victory, Pedregon moved into third in the season point standings, only 17 points out of first place.
“I’ve won a lot of races a lot of different ways, but today, the consistency of this car impressed me, and the quick turnaround time by my team made a big difference,” said Pedregon. “I am proud of what we did. This is an impressive win for us. It means a lot.”
Pedregon and the Snap-on Funny Car team are off this week but will return to the track April 19 to 21 when they compete in the 4-Wide Nationals in Charlotte, N.C.
For more information about the Snap-on racing program, visit www.snapon.com/racing.
Season begins Feb. 14 to 17, 2013 with NHRA Winternationals.
Season begins Feb. 14 to 17 with NHRA Winternationals.