Fund Raising Events
Z-Max Track Walk PDF Print E-mail

Sunday kicked off with a Track Walk, organized by NHRA and Tony and Andrea Pedregon (left) that saluted the families of the NHRA, part of this year's Nitro Generation celebration.

A large turnout of fans — and drivers including Cruz, Morgan Lucas and fiancée Katie Pellone, Jeg and Samantha Coughlin, the families of Shane and Johnny Gray, Bob Tasca III, Erica Enders, Richie Stevens — walked the zMAX Dragway racetrack.

"Many thanks to the  NHRA Full Throttle drivers who participated in Sunday’s track walk in Charlotte and to the numerous fans who walked the ZMax ¼ mile with all of us."

The event  allowed the Andrea Pedregon Charity Foundation “A Spark Of Hope”  to raise additional funding for children with cancer by selling “The Real Families” Calendars to race fans before the walk began.

“ I am pleased to announce we have raised over $47,000 at this time”. Calendars will remain available at and trackside in the Nitro Fish Merchandise trailer  before the final donation will be made to IU Pediatric Oncology in May.

NHRA to kick off 2012 season by honoring Nitro Generation, NHRA’s most popular families PDF Print E-mail
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The PedregonsAs the 61st season of NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing readies to begin with the 52nd annual O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals presented by Super Start Batteries at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, Feb. 9-12, the focus shifts from honoring NHRA legends to the Nitro Generation. The Nitro Generation isn’t just one generation; it’s all the generations of fans, drivers, and teams that have shared their passion for NHRA with their families and friends of all ages.

If you have the Nitro Gene, then you will be more than happy to kick off the 2012 season by honoring the families that make NHRA Drag Racing what it is today in a very special track walk featuring some of the most familiar faces in the NHRA on Sunday morning before the pre-race ceremony. Many families of the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series that were featured in 2012 NHRA Full Throttle Real Families Calendar will be participating in the Track Walk Sunday to kick off the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals presented by Super Start Batteries. The defending winners of the event that will be broadcast on ESPN2 include Morgan Lucas (Top Fuel), Robert Hight (Funny Car), and Jason Line (Pro Stock).

This year’s calendar, which was put together by two-time Full Throttle Funny Car champion Tony Pedregon’s wife, Andrea, features many families that compete in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, including the Aranas, Coughlins, Enderses, Grays, Johnsons, Krawiecs, Lines, Nobiles, Smiths, Bernsteins, Cappses, Dixons, Forces, Hights, Lucases, Pedregons, Tascas, Vandergriffs, and Worshams. This limited-edition 19-month calendar will be available for purchase at the Winternationals as well as at

“I am very excited to participate in the Track Walk at the Winternationals and create further awareness and funding for children’s cancer through sales of the 2012 NHRA Full Throttle Real Families Calendar,” Andrea said. “This is an awesome opportunity from the NHRA that will definitely help my charity reach our fundraising goal. Many of my friends featured in the calendar are looking forward to joining me for the event and will be bringing their family as well.”

Pancake Breakfast to support Madelyn Daley PDF Print E-mail

Pancake Breakfast Flyer

Please come to the pancake breakfast and silent auction in Maddie’s honor to support her courageous battle with Moyamoya, a very rare brain disease. All Proceeds go to the Daley family’s One in a Million Fund for Maddie. For inquiries, call Tracey Bernstein at 714-319-8399.

The Breakfast is Saturday, March 3rd from 8 to 11 a.m. at Stonegate Elementary, 7312 W. Stonegate Drive, Zionsville, IN [MAP]. Adults $10, Children $5 ea.

Children’s Cancer Research Fundraiser January 25th PDF Print E-mail

Please join the Andrea Pedregon Charity Foundation for a Charity Dinner to Benefit Children’s Cancer Research on Wednesday, January 25th at Dawson’s Too Sticks & Stones in Brownsburg, Indiana.

The benefit will run from 5 pm till 9 pm, and you’ll not want to miss the NHRA Driver Autographs and Raffle Prizes given away from 7 to 8 pm.

Seats will be limited, so make your RSVP today by calling 317-858-8400 for reservations – please mention the Children’s Cancer benefit when you reserve your table.

10 percent of the dinner proceeds will go to the Andrea Pedregon Charity Foundation for Children’s Cancer Research.

We hope you can make it!

Andera Pedregon
K LOVE Interview with Andrea Pedregon PDF Print E-mail

Andrea Pedregon was interviewed recently by K-LOVE radio, listen in as she explains the drive to make a difference in beating Children’s Cancer and the inspiration for the NHRA Full Throttle “Real Families” 2012 Racing Fundraiser Calendar.

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Real Families of the NHRA Calendar Featured on Indy Style TV PDF Print E-mail

Tony & Andrea Pedregon appeared on Indy Style TV on December 6th, 2011 to promote the Real Families of the NHRA Fundraising Calendar to support Children’s Cancer Research via the Indiana University Simon Cancer Center Radiation Oncology department.

Andrea and Tony explained how each day over 46 Children are diagnosed with Cancer and how cancer is the top disease responsible for deaths in Children and Teens.  Thanks so much for the coverage Indy Style TV! Support received from Calendar sales go directly to research which lets fans make a difference!

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