Ron Capps Motorsports Pre-Race Report: Richmond

SUPERGRIP NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals

Virginia NHRA Nationals Highlights:

  • 2019 event champion
  • Two-time runner-up (2000, 2007)

2022 Virginia NHRA Nationals Event Recap:
Qualified second; Quarterfinal finish (defeated Mike McIntire in E1; defeated by Robert Hight in E2)
Note: The NHRA Mission Foods Series did not compete at Virginia Motorsports Park in 2023

Last Event (Bristol):
Qualified third; Quarterfinal finish (defeated Buddy Hull in E1; defeated by J.R. Todd in E2)

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

Quotable:
“First and foremost, we’re very fortunate to be going to the Richmond area and racing at Virginia Motorsports Park this year. Sometimes you don’t realize what you had until it’s gone, and not being able to race in that area last year was heartbreaking for our fans, and also for us racers. We love going there and NHRA did a great job creating a rare two-day format where we’ll have three qualifying runs on Saturday. That’ll be a fantastic full day of racing for our fans. On top of that, we’re seeing conditions with warm temperatures during the weekend and these are the type of races that’ll win championships down the road. We’ve seen that in the past.

“As I’ve documented all year long, the changes our NAPA team has made with the tune-up and the chassis, and all of the things we envisioned with the changes in an effort to get better, are really starting to show on the track now. So, I’m very excited to get back into our NAPA AutoCare Toyota GR Supra this weekend, battle the conditions, put on a great show for the fans, and see if we can’t start moving our way back up the NHRA Mission Foods point standings.”