You know all those NHRA Funny Car championships that John Force and his family didn't win? Well, the Pedregon brothers, Cruz and Tony, won the rest.
Not really; it just seems that way. But Cruz won the Funny Car title in 1992 and again in 2008; Tony won the championship in 2003 and 2007.
How’s that for keeping it all in the family?
The news today is that they are both coming to the drag strip at Toronto Motorsports Park on July 2 for a match drag race.
You read that correctly. Two of the best, and most famous, Funny Car drag racers in the world will go head-to-head with each other on the quarter mile on Sat., July 2, as part of the Canadian Nitro Nationals at the facility near Cayuga, south of Hamilton, on July 1-3.
Besides the Pedregons, the Canada Day weekend lineup will include Top Fuel cars, nitro Funny Cars, 500 km/h jet dragsters, the Pro Mod drag racing series, bikes and sleds plus music, fireworks, etc. etc.
Says Cruz Pedregon about Tony: "He's my little brother, and if you have to race with someone, he'd be the guy I'd want to race with the most."
We’ll see about that on July 2, when all the money and all the glory are on the line.