cruz pedregon–las vegas preview

NHRA® Team Report

NHRA Dodge SRT Nationals – Las Vegas

Pre-Race Report

Cruz Pedregon and team are “within striking distance of the championship” as they head to the NHRA Dodge SRT Nationals in Las Vegas. In a tie for fourth place in the Countdown standings, Cruz says the upcoming race is one of his favorites on the circuit.

“It’s starting to cool down some and the air is drier, so the cars will be flying,” Cruz says. “Fans in the stands and watching the broadcasts can expect to see Funny Cars running in the 3.80s at over 330 mph.” Cruz gives a nod to his team, led by Crew Chief JC (John Collins) and Assistant Crew Chief Rip (Reynolds) for giving him a car that is “consistent no matter the track conditions” and is “right there” with the leaders in the Funny Car field. He says the Snap-on® Dodge® Hellcat® is ready to adjust to whatever the weather and the track affords, “We can’t wait to get to Las Vegas. The team and I are going to bring our best and put on a good show for the fans in the last two races of the 2021 season.”

The Snap-on Funny Car has advanced to at least the semifinals at five of the past seven races, including final rounds at Brainerd and Charlotte. This will be the final run this season in the Snap-on Tools Socket to Breast Cancer paint scheme through the Breast Cancer Awareness month of October in support of raising funds for The Pink Fund® in the U.S. and Kelly Shires Foundation in Canada. Both organizations help breast cancer patients in their time of need, including providing valuable support for Cruz’s sister Dora who is a cancer survivor. For more information on these organizations, check out and

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