"Flamin'" Frank Pedregon started it all for the Pedregon family in racing. The Pedregon family has been involved in drag racing for many years now. You are probably familiar with Cruz and Tony but it all began with their father, Frank Pedregon. Frank raced a front-engine dragster coupe and became known as "Flamin'" Frank. Frank's son, Cruz Pedregon, has made a name for himself in NHRA. He is a three-time winner of the NHRA U.S. Nationals; he was the first funny car driver in history to reach a speed of 310 miles per hour, and he has 30 trips to victory circle. Cruz is definitely standing on his own merit in the NHRA circuit.