Funny Car Up In Flames - Action!!
Photography by Richard Shute At Auto Imagery Inc.
"The fire just wouldn't go out, and I was running out of clean air... I barely got out of
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Cruz Pedregon had some fire trouble during the last qualifying session at the NHRA Nationals at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, California. According to an NHRA report, a loose fuel line in the head caused a domino effect with other parts causing the fire. That caused Pedregon and the Advanced Auto Parts team to pull out the backup car for eliminations. The team was eliminated in the first round by Eric Medlen with a 4.88 at 315 mph to Cruz's 4.98 at 280 mph. Cruz blamed the loss on unfixable gremlins in the backup car. Cruz was unhurt by the incident.
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