Cruz pedregon–norwalk preview

NHRA® Team Report

NHRA – Norwalk

Pre-Race Report

Cruz Pedregon is looking to continue the team’s streak of qualifying in the top half of the Funny Car eliminations ladder as he’s done in every race to date of the 2021 season. He says the team is getting better, but still has a few kinks to work out. 

“I feel like we’re on schedule to have some great runs in the near future. We’re looking forward to Norwalk and then our Western swing starting out in Denver for the Dodge® SRT Mile High Nationals and then on to California. Norwalk is a really good racetrack, and the stands are always packed. We know we can run some good times there,” says Cruz. “We’ve been running top speed of all the cars, even Top Fuel, so it shows that the HEMI power is there. We’re putting it to the ground and looking to improve little by little and start winning the rounds that have come as close as .0003 seconds.”

Cruz says Crew Chief John Collins (JC) and the team are giving him a good car and he’s working to keep up with it. JC worked over the break to improve Cruz’s position in the car, primarily focused on head clearance, and adding a chin strap to the helmet that’s been rubbing the roof of the 

Snap-on® Dodge® Charger SRT Hellcat. As for the car, Cruz says, “…it’s running better and better all the time.”

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