Category Archives: Cruz Pedregon

Tim Allison Checks In

This past weekend was our first race out for the 2017 season and the weather was great! We had 24 cars on opening night and the track was super fast. We drew lucky 21 to qualify in group 5 and we qualified 2nd quick and then the scoring system decided to quit working so we had to go back to the old pill draw method again. So instead of staring up front on a fast race track, we would start 5th in the first heat race and with a wide open track and no passing hardly, we finished 6th in our heat race.
So for the feature we would start in the 13th position with a lot of work cut out to get to the front.On a fast track the initial start was great as we came out running 6th and wouldn’t you know it, a guy stopped on the track and we had a total restart. The second restart did not go as well and we worked our way up to the 7th position toward the end of the race. We ended up 9th when it was all said and done, so not bad. We went forward and brought the car home in one piece for the first night out. We will improve this week coming up and we will be at Limaland Motorsports Park on Friday night! !
thank you so much for all your continued help and support!! have a great day!

Cruz Pedregon Looks Toward Las Vegas

NHRA® Team Report

NHRA Nationals – Las Vegas

Pre-Race Report

After another round of testing yielding positive results, Cruz Pedregon and Team are Las Vegas bound. “Testing in Gainesville went well, and we ran a 3.98 at 316 mph, so we’re getting the Snap-on Funny Car where we want it to be,” says Cruz. “We are continuing to build a good database of runs for Aaron (Brooks) to work from.”

Crew Chief Aaron Brooks says, “We’ve been purposeful with testing, and we’re seeing good information we can use heading into what we hope will be a ‘wheelie-less’ Las Vegas race.” Brooks is referring to the history-making 700-foot+ wheelie the Snap-on Toyota registered with Cruz safely at the helm last fall at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

El Chingon, the “wheelie car,” sustained enough damage to retire it, so fans can expect to see El Guapo, “the handsome one,” on the track this weekend.

On the Side of Cruz’s Car – Las Vegas

Check out Cruz’s car to see the name of Las Vegas-native and Snap-on Franchisee Steven Herd. Steven was an automotive technician prior to becoming a Snap-on franchisee a year ago. He says he “absolutely loves” working for himself and values the relationships he has with his customers. Steven’s been known to run some wheelies of his own when spending time four-wheeling. This weekend, he’ll be here at the track with his wife and son and spending some time with Cruz and the team.