By Anthony Caruso III
Dorsham Family Racing Funny Car pilot Frank Pedregon will miss the upcoming Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals. On Friday, he was injured in a car accident.
Pedregon, who hoped to do at least 10 races this season with the team, suffered a broken leg in an accident.
According to NHRA.com, Pedregon was on a surface street when another car pulled out in front of him. The two cars collided and the impact caused Pedregon — the brother of Cruz and Tony Pedregon — to break his femur in three locations.
“When I looked down and saw my legs I told myself this isn’t a good place,” he said.
Pedregon — who made his debut with the team at Pomona after several years away from the sport — was transported to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He had same-day surgery on his broken femur.
The injury could potentially require a second surgery. However, at this time, it is not clear if that will happen or not. He will be sidelined for at least a month.
The team is expected to return at the NHRA Sonoma Nationals from July 26-28, 2019.
Pedregon was eliminated in the first-round by his brother Cruz at the 59th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, California. The Snap-On pilot went 4.292 at 215.86 mph, while the Worsham Family pilot went 6.688 at 109.80 mph.