Category Archives: Race Reports

Ron Capps Maintains No. 2 Points Position with Runner-Up Finish at NHRA Midwest Nationals

MADISON, Ill. (Oct. 2, 2022) – Ron Capps’ success in NHRA Funny Car competition continued with another final-round appearance on Sunday during the NHRA Midwest Nationals at World Wide Technology Raceway. The two-time and defending world champion took runner-up honors to points leader Robert Hight, holding on to the No. 2 spot in the standings

Ron Capps Wins NHRA Carolina Nationals; Moves into Second in Funny Car Standings

CONCORD,N.C. (Sept. 25, 2022) – Ron Capps raced to victory for the fourth time this season on Sunday afternoon during the Betway NHRA Carolina Nationals, defeating Alexis DeJoria in the final round to move up to second place in the NHRA Countdown to the Championship standings. Including his runner-up finish in Brainerd, Minn. and Indianapolis

Charlotte II Pre-Race Report

Driver of the NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota GR Supra Funny Car Countdown to the Championship Ranking: 3rd Charlotte II Event Highlights: Two-time event champion (2012, 2018) 2021 Charlotte II Recap: Qualified fifth; Semifinal finish (defeated Jim Campbell in E1, Matt Hagan in E2; defeated by Tim Wilkerson in E3) Last Event (Reading): Qualified second; Quarterfinal

Defending World Champ Ron Capps Starts 2022 Countdown with Low E.T. of Maple Grove Race

READING, Pa. (September 18, 2022) – Defending NHRA Funny Car world champion Ron Capps rolled into the NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway with a dominant NAPA AutoCare Toyota GR Supra after winning the U.S. Nationals from the No. 1 spot less than two weeks prior. Capps appeared on his way to another late-round finish

Reading Pre-Race Report

Driver of the NAPA AutoCare Toyota GR Supra Funny Car Countdown to the Championship Ranking: 2nd Reading Event Highlights: 2017 event champion Three-time runner-up (1999, 2000, 2016) 2019 No. 1 qualifier 2021 Reading Recap: Qualified fifth; Quarterfinal finish (defeated Blake Alexander in E1; defeated by Tommy Johnson Jr. in E2) Last Event (Indianapolis): Qualified No.

Finally, Ron Capps Wins Indy!

Capps Sweeps Indy; Wins Pole, All-Star Call Out Race, and U.S. Nats Trophy INDIANAPOLIS (September 5, 2022) – Defending NHRA Camping World Series Funny Car champion Ron Capps raced to victory on Monday afternoon at Indianapolis Raceway Park, finally capturing that first NHRA U.S. Nationals triumph that had been eluding him for more than two-and-a-half

Ron Capps Powers to Pole and Pep Boys All-Star Call Out Victory at U.S. Nationals

INDIANAPOLIS, (September 4, 2022) – In addition to securing his first NHRA U.S. Nationals Funny Car pole, Ron Capps defeated Matt Hagan in the final round of the inaugural Pep Boys All-Star Call Out race on Sunday evening at Indianapolis Raceway Park. Aboard the NAPA AutoCare Toyota GR Supra, Capps clocked a 3.936-second at 330.47-mph