Two-time NHRA Mello Yello Funny Car world champ Tony Pedregon will unveil a new hot-pink, sparkling-cross design on his Funny Car at this weekend’s Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals to promote the Andrea Pedregon Charity Foundation Spark of Hope.
“As our team continues to make progress with our performance, the timing is perfect to once again race for a cause and help support the efforts of my wife’s charity that has generated much-needed funding to cancer research that ultimately saves lives,” said Tony Pedregon.
The Andrea Pedregon Charity Foundation was established in 2010 and is best known for its projects and live auctions. One hundred percent of the funds raised go to children’s causes and cancer research as well as melanoma, prostate, and colon cancer research. To date, the charity has donated close to $200,000.
“I feel we have a great opportunity to reach our fan base here in sunny Atlanta and support National Skin Cancer Awareness month,” said Andrea Pedregon. “We are encouraging all cancer survivors – and friends/family who have lost someone special -- to join us before the track walk begins on Sunday and sign the hood of Tony’s Funny Car. Our car will then honor those who have fought and remember those who have passed.”
For more information about the Andrea Pedregon Charity Foundation (a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization), visit www.apcf.tonypedregon.com.