OH SNAP-ON! IT’S A TOP FUEL VS. FUNNY CAR MATCH RACE
The Indy 500 is great over the Memorial Day weekend, but a Funny Car versus Top Fuel match race might just steal the show on Monday, May 29, in Indianapolis.
Nitro racers Cruz Pedregon and Josh Hart will take part at Lucas Oil Raceway as part of the grand prize Snap-on Tools Superspeedway contest event. Snap-on Tools will be hosting 24 VIP contest winners and their guests at the Indy 500 on Sunday and then at an all-day, fully immersive day of drag racing that will include instruction in the Frank Hawley Drag Racing School, culminating with a side-by-side exhibition race between Hart’s R+L Carrier Top Fuel dragster and Pedregon’s Snap-on Tools Funny Car over at the drag strip.
Note to fans; this event is private and not open to the public.
“Cruz called and asked me if I would be interested in racing him in front of some of the Snap-on Tools Superspeedway contest winners and franchisees. I jumped at the chance,” Hart said. “I have never made a pass beside a nitro Funny Car, and I can’t wait. This is a really cool event Snap-on Tools is hosting, giving these winners the chance to check out the Indy 500 and then get a full day of drag racing.”
The Snap-on Superspeedway event is the final chapter of the contest that has afforded Snap-on customers and franchisees the chance to win prizes ranging from tools to Traxxas radio-controlled cars to the grand prize event. Twelve customer winners plus a guest and twelve franchisee winners and a guest will be treated to an amazing two-day racing experience. On Monday, the winners will enjoy a full day of Frank Hawley’s Drag Racing School instruction and racing. There will also be an opportunity for them to take rides on a separate AutoCross course set up at the track. The Pedregon versus Hart side-by-side Funny Car versus Top Fuel dragster exhibition run will take place at 5 p.m. before the group enjoys hospitality at the track.
“Our race will be a nice 24,000-horsepower appetizer for the Snap-on Tools guests before they end the day with dinner and dessert,” said Hart. “I can’t thank Cruz enough for asking me to participate. He is an amazing competitor and great ambassador for Snap-on Tools. This will be a fun race.”