Norwalk Pre-Race Report

NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals Winner Ron Capps

Driver of the NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota GR Supra Funny Car
Norwalk Event Highlights:

2016 event champion
Three-time runner-up (2011, 2013, 2014)
Two-time No. 1 qualifier (2019, 2021)

2021 Norwalk Recap:
Qualified No. 1; Semifinal finish (defeated Terry Haddock in E1, J.R. Todd in E2; defeated by Bob Tasca III in E3)

Last Event (Bristol):
Qualified ninth; Event champion (defeated Paul Lee in E1, Robert Hight in E2, Alexis DeJoria in E3, Tim Wilkerson in E4)

Career Statistics:
595 races; 70 wins; 32 No. 1 qualifiers

2022 Statistics:
Nine races; two wins; one runner-up; three No. 1 qualifiers


Enters the event as the most recent winner on tour having powered to victory in Bristol last weekend
The win was his second as a team owner and 70th overall
Became the first Toyota Funny Car pilot to drive the new GR Supra to victory
Captured the pole at the 2021 Norwalk race

Fan Events:

Capps will join his Toyota Gazoo Racing North America teammates for a Team Toyota autograph session at the Toyota Midway display on Saturday, June 25 from 11:00 – 11:30 a.m.

“I love this part of the season, the summer months with these back-to-back races. I have so many great memories of being able to travel with the kids out to the Norwalk race. The Bader family always puts on a great show, and I’m especially happy about the fact that we will have four qualifying sessions this weekend. We’ll have a Friday night session and the conditions and weather look fantastic so, I think we’ll see a lot of great racing.

“We’re coming off of a win from Bristol in very demanding conditions. Our NAPA AutoCare team has been very busy during these couple of days in between Bristol and Norwalk getting everything ready to go for this weekend. We’ve got a lot of great NAPA and GearWrench guests coming out, which is awesome. I flew home after Bristol, celebrated my birthday with the family, and now I’m taking my son, Caden, who’s on summer break, and bringing him to Norwalk with me so I’m very much looking forward to this weekend.”