Ron Capps Motorsports Pre-Race Report: Pomona 1

In-N-Out Burger NHRA Finals

Driver of the NAPA Auto Care Toyota GR Supra

NHRA Winternationals Event Highlights:

  • Four-time event winner (1998, 2009, 2016, 2021)
  • Six-time runner-up (2006, 2010, 2013, 2015, 2022, 2023)
  • Two-time No. 1 qualifier (2021, 2022)

In-N-Out Burger Pomona Dragstrip Overall Highlights:

  • Four-time winner
  • Eight-time runner-up
  • Seven-time No. 1 qualifier

2023 NHRA Winternationals Recap:
Qualified eighth; Event runner-up (defeated Paul Lee in E1, Cruz Pedregon in E2, Bob Tasca in E3; defeated by Matt Hagan in E4)

Last Event (Gainesville):
Qualified third; Quarterfinal finish (defeated Jim Campbell in E1; defeated by J.R. Todd in E2)

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


  • Capps powered to a runner-up finish at the two most recent Winternationals (2023, 2022) and won the 2021 event; he is seeking his fourth consecutive Pomona 1 final round appearance in 2024
  • Capps’ record in his six most recent Pomona outings include:
    • Spring 2023 – runner-up
    • Fall 2022 – No. 1 qualifier, runner-up, crowned series champion
    • Spring 2022 – No. 1 qualifier, runner-up
    • Fall 2021 – crowned series champion
    • Spring 2021 – No. 1 qualifier, event champion
  • Reset the In-N-Out Burger Pomona Dragstrip Funny Car speed record when he powered his NAPA Supra to a 337.33 MPH pass during the Fall 2022 event
  • As a lifelong Californian and resident of Carlsbad near San Diego, Capps considers In-N-Out Burger Pomona Dragstrip to be a home track

Fan Events:

  • Saturday, March 23, 9:30 – 10 a.m., Team Toyota autograph session, Toyota midway display

“Kicking off the 2024 season with the Gatornationals and then having to wait a week has us chomping at the bit to get back out there. Obviously, it was tough to go out the way we did on Sunday in Gainesville with that whole two-step red-light situation in the second round, and what has made it even harder has been knowing how good of a race car we had that weekend. But, it also makes us feel extra confident heading into the 64th annual Winternationals at the historic In-N-Out Burger dragstrip in Pomona. You take it a step further for our team, we’ve competed in the final round of the two most recent Winternationals, and the year before that we won this event during the rescheduled July race in 2021, so obviously, our NAPA Auto Care team is very confident in our abilities to do well at Pomona, regardless of the conditions.

“For me, it’s a home race so we’ll have the usual contingent of family and friends come out and those are the weekends that are extra special to win since we don’t have that opportunity to share the winner’s circle with our friends and family that often. Our team can’t wait to unload with a strong run on Friday night, and I can’t wait to hit the gas. Our Toyota GR Supra was one of the cars to beat in Gainesville, and we feel like we can certainly carry that momentum into Pomona.”