Las Vegas 4-Wide Pre-Race Report

Ron Capps 2022 NHRA, Gatornationals

Driver of the NAPA AUTO PARTS Funny Car
Las Vegas 1 Event Highlights:

2009 LV1 event champion:
Two-time event runner-up (2006, 2007)

Note: The Las Vegas 1 four-wide format was first introduced in 2018

2021 Las Vegas 1 Recap:
Qualified fourth; Semifinal finish (defeated Bob Bode, Jim Campbell in E1, Robert Hight, J.R. Todd in E2; defeated by Bob Tasca, Matt Hagan in E3)

Last Event (Gainesville):
Qualified 10th; Semifinal finish (defeated Bob Tasca in E1, John Force in E2; defeated by Blake Alexander in E3)

Career Statistics:
589 races; 68 event wins (one Top Fuel); 30 No. 1 qualifiers

2022 Statistics:
Three races; one runner-up; one No. 1 qualifier


Has found previous success competing in the unique four-wide style of racing, having clinched a victory at the 2017 Charlotte event
In the first three races since embarking on his team ownership journey, the defending world champ has already raced to both a runner-up and semifinal finish, and clinched a No. 1 qualifier award

“This is the point in the season where things get kind of shaken up. Personally, I love the four-wide races for a couple of reasons. When you’re a driver and you have a great car like our NAPA AutoCare team does, you look forward to races like this where you have a little bit of an unknown, but at the same time, you know you’ve got a great horse to ride and a chance to pick up what we consider to be a pretty special Wally trophy. The key to this weekend and our upcoming four-wide event in Charlotte is staying focused.

“We’ve got a great relationship with the SAHARA in Las Vegas, so I’m looking forward to getting out there tomorrow. We’ve got quite a few fun things planned there for our NAPA customers during the weekend so, I’m definitely excited to get to the SAHARA and see all of our wonderful Vegas supporters.”

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