Ron Capps Motorsports Pre-Race Report: Epping

NHRA New England Nationals Event Highlights:

  • Two-time event champion (2014, 2016)
  • 2016 No. 1 qualifier

2023 NHRA New England Nationals Recap:
Qualified fourth; First round exit (defeated by Bob Tasca in E1)

Last Event (Chicago):
Qualified sixth; First round exit (defeated by Matt Hagan in E1)

Career Statistics:
635 races; 76 wins, 37 No. 1 qualifiers

“There’s a lot going on coming back into this race at New England Dragway. Last year, it was heartbreaking to see all the weather come in, with the rain and the cold. All the fans that came out and withstood that weather only for us to get completely rained out, we just couldn’t wait to get back here and put on a great show for them. On top of that, everyone got together, and a fourth qualifying run has been added to this year’s Epping schedule. So, we’ll have that second Friday night qualifying session under the lights, which is the way it should be. The fans in New England are some of the most rabid, loyal drag racing fans around and we love coming to this area.

“I’ve been pretty open about Guido (crew chief Dean Antonelli) and our NAPA AutoCare team making some big changes this year, and I couldn’t think of a better weekend to get that turned around. Our car showed a lot of promise in Chicago, we just need to get our consistency down, and Guido and our NAPA AutoCare team are working really hard at that. So, can’t wait to get our Toyota GR Supra on the track on Friday. It’s going to be nice weather with sunshine all weekend, and that Friday night qualifying session should be something for the ages.”