Cruz pedregon virginia advance

NHRA® Team Report

Virginia NHRA Nationals 

Pre-Race Report

Cruz Pedregon and team are ready to win in Virginia again and have been putting in the work during the week off from the NHRA schedule to ready the car and make it happen. The Snap-on® “Makers and Fixers” Dodge® SRT® Hellcat® has been in the top five, five out of the first six 2022 races with Cruz in fifth place in the Funny Car standings.

“It’s like a prize fight, a lot of these rounds we’re trying to work our way up and get better every week…I’m getting better as a driver, the team’s getting better, so we’re really looking forward to going back to Virginia this weekend and getting after the business of winning,” says Cruz. “It will be great to be back in Richmond again, so many good times there through the years and really great events in the late 90’s. We won there in 2008 and it’s time to win again.”

During the off week, the team re-grouped at the shop while Cruz and a couple of team reps took the Snap-on Dodge to a Cleveland-area STEM high school and fired up the car to demonstrate for students the “cutting edge technology used in Funny Car drag racing vehicles.” Cruz’s quote from the event was, “I’m passionate about STEM Programs, so it was a privilege to meet the students today and explain a little more about the boundary-busting technology that we use to get our car to hit zero to 100 in under 0.8 seconds. With the quickest acceleration on the planet, Nitro Funny Cars are the king of the drag racing world.”

These future Makers and Fixers can now watch the car they saw in person this weekend during the NHRA on FOX broadcasts and check out Snap-on’s to find out more about STEM careers from hundreds of professionals already in the field who share their stories on the site.

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