NHRA® Team Report NHRA Arizona Nationals – Phoenix Pre-Race Report

NHRA® Team Report
NHRA Arizona Nationals – Phoenix
Pre-Race Report

Energized by a quarterfinals showing in the first race of the season, Cruz Pedregon and team are looking forward to what the Snap-on Toyota can do in Phoenix this week. “We’re getting our newer team members in tune with what we can make happen each week at the track, and that takes patience and encouragement,” Cruz says. “A round win and some strong runs in the first weekend of the regular season really demonstrated to them how it will pay off for us to all be on the same page when we hit the track in Phoenix this weekend.”

“We’re looking to continue to qualify well,” crew chief Aaron Brooks says. “We’ve got a young team, but we’re really coming together as a group…especially with the help we now have from Glen (Huszar). Of course, having a seasoned driver like Cruz behind the wheel makes it a great experience for us all, and we’re expecting good runs at Wild Horse Pass this weekend.”

Cruz will be running the El Jefe body on the Snap-on Toyota in Phoenix and says he’s laser focused on his reaction times and knocking down round wins.

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 Steve Hoxie. Steve was a heavy line mechanic in dealerships before becoming a Snap-on franchisee eight years ago. He says he “used the tools he now loves to sell.” Steve’s been a drag racing fan for more than 30 years, and he’ll be here at the track this weekend with his 11-year-old grandson as his special guest.