NHRA® Team Report
NHRA Fall Nationals – Dallas, TX
Some of Cruz Pedregon’s best racing memories have been made in Dallas, and he and the team are looking forward to making good things happen there again this weekend. “When some of the defining moments of your career are made at a track, it’s always a special place to come back to it…and that’s the way I feel about the Texas Motorplex,” Cruz says. “We wanted to be ready, so we took the nose off the body that was damaged last week after hitting the sand and got it ready for the weekend ahead. We’ll be running the breast cancer awareness paint scheme through October to share the work we’re doing with our sponsor Snap-on to support The Pink Fund. It’s a great organization that works to make it a little easier when someone is undergoing treatment for breast cancer, and we want the fans in the stands and watching on FOX to see that name and know the resources available through this caring organization.”
Crew Chief Aaron Brooks says, “We did the work we needed to do to get The Pink Fund special paint scheme body ready for Dallas and reviewed the issues we’ve had with the chutes this season. We’re good to go for Dallas and hoping we can help Cruz with some new career highlights there this weekend.”
On the side of Cruz’s car this week –
If you’ll check the side of Cruz’s car this week, you’ll see the name of Snap-on Nitro Franchisee Rick Borth. Rick’s had his franchise for 25 years and worked for a soft drink company before that. He says he enjoys the freedom a franchise offers to move around and meet and take care of people. Rick enjoys “anything with nitro,” but spent a few years at a different kind of track when he raised thoroughbred race horses.