Ron Capps (racing driver)

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Ron Capps
Nationality American
Born (1965-06-20) June 20, 1965 (age 53)
San Luis Obispo, CA
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series career
Current team Don Schumacher Racing
Engine NAPA Auto Parts Dodge Charger R/T
Crew chief Rahn Tobler
Championships 1
Wins 50
Poles 17
Best finish 1st in (2016)

Ron Capps is an American NHRA Funny Car racer who drives the NAPA Auto Parts Dodge Charger.

Capps drove for Don Prudhomme, who recruited him from Top Fuel dragsters, and later for Don Schumacher, winning twenty NHRA Funny Car national events and three Skoal Showdowns, coming second in the NHRA title race three times, twice behind John Force, once (while with Schumacher) trailing teammate Gary Scelzi.[1]

Since he began driving funny cars, Capps has earned 52 NHRA national event wins and has come second in the championship three times. [2]

His best career elapsed time is 3.885 seconds on November 15, 2015 in Pomona, CA. His best career speed is 327.19 mph (526.56 km/h) on September 26, 2015 in St. Louis, MO.[3] Capps won his first NHRA Mello Yello Series Funny Car championship in 2016.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Burk, p.60.
  2. ^ Burk, p.62 caption.
  3. ^ http://www.shoeracing.com/drivers/ron-capps
  4. ^ "Ron Capps wins NHRA Funny Car season title". ESPN.com. Retrieved 13 November 2016.

Sources[edit]

  • Burk, Jeff. “50 Years of Funny Cars: Part 3” in Drag Racer, November 2016, pp.52-64.

External links[edit]

  • Ron Capps driver statistics at Racing-Reference