NHRA Toyota Nationals – Las Vegas, NV Pre Race Report

NHRA® Team Report

NHRA Toyota Nationals – Las Vegas, NV

Pre-Race Report

Keeping the car on all four wheels and making new memorable moments is the goal of this weekend’s Las Vegas race for Cruz Pedregon and team. “That was a wild ride last fall in Vegas,” Cruz says of his history-making “wheelie” at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. “That run has been called lots of things from ‘bizarre’ to ‘masterful.’ What I know is that when the car landed, I was going straight, survived it, got the ‘win’ light, and ‘The Pink Fund’ philanthropy our sponsor Snap-on is supporting has had more than a million views on the NHRA’s YouTube post of the run. We’ll be running a breast cancer awareness paint scheme again this year, but we plan on keeping the car on the ground AND getting the win light.”

Crew Chief Aaron Brooks says, “We’ve been getting good numbers, but have been challenged by consistency this last half of the season. It’s definitely been a learning curve, and I plan on the work we’ve done paying off here in the last two races and as we head into next season.”

On the side of Cruz’s car this week –

If you’ll check the side of Cruz’s car this week, you’ll see the name of Snap-on Nitro Franchisee Mike Geiger. Mike did some amateur drag racing back when he was at the Arizona Automotive Institute and during his 23 years as a mechanic. He really likes the “American Ingenuity” behind Snap-on and enjoys the diversity of the people he gets to meet running his franchise. His route has traditional auto shops as well as customers who use the tools for everything from building roulette wheels to pumpkin patches to Christmas trees. He has three permanent parking spots out here at the track, but this weekend, he’ll be spending some of his time between rounds in Cruz’s pit and taking pictures with his name on the side of the Snap-on Funny Car.

Follow Cruz and Snap-on on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

To see latest Cruz news, “like” his Facebook page, where you can also check out his Vlog “Kickin’ It With The Cruzer.” Follow Cruz on Twitter and Instagram, and “like” the Snap-on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages for all things tools, racing and Cruz.