Frustrating End Of The 2017 Season For Ron Capps

Leaving Gateway a little over a month ago, Ron Capps was feeling like he was on his way to the 2017 Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing Series Funny Car championship. Capps, just defeated Jonnie Lindberg for his series leading eighth “wally” of the season, as he held a commanding lead in the points. But, everything fell apart since. The next race in Dallas, Capps fell to his main rival for the season championship Robert Hight in the finals. Then, at Las Vegas, Capps had a mechanical malfunction and fell to…

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Banner Day/Year For John Force Racing, Brittany Force Takes Home Top Fuel Crown, Robert Hight Funny Car Champ

What a year it was for the entire John Force Racing organization. On Sunday in Pomona, they took home the hardware in two divisions of the Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing Series. First off, John Force’s daughter Brittany Force secured her first career championship in the Auto Club NHRA Finals. Force, watched as Steve Torrence was defeated by Antron Brown in the second round of Sunday’s action. That race was the one preceding Force’s matchup with Richie Crampton. When she saw Torrence get eliminated, she knew then that all she…

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Funny Car Championship Likely Between Ron Capps vs. Robert Hight

There’s now just three races left in the Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing Series season. The teams head to Texas this weekend, Vegas in two weeks and Pomona in a month. That’s all that’s left in 2017 for the series. With that being said, the Funny Car championship is likely down to a battle between just two drivers now, Ron Capps vs. Robert Hight. Capps, currently leads Hight by just 46 points heading into this weekend’s event, as making up points on these two will be tough to come by…

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Beckman Nets $100k Traxxas Funny Car Nitro Shootout Victory

Brownsburg, Ind – Two of the most recent drivers with the most success in the Traxxas Funny Car Nitro Shootout made it to the final round to face off against one another on Sunday afternoon in the 2017 edition of the annual all-star event. Jack Beckman vs. Robert Hight. Beckman, beat both Don Schumacher Racing teammates Tommy Johnson Jr. and Ron Capps in the first two rounds to make it to the finals on his part of the bracket. Hight, knocked out J.R. Todd and his boss John Force en route…

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Robert Hight Has To Be The Funny Car Favorite For This Weekend’s Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals

INDIANAPOLIS – Is there anyone in Funny Car competition right now that has been hotter than Robert Hight? The John Force Racing driver currently sits second in the Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing Series points standings, and has had three final round appearances over the last five events. In fact, he’s won two of them in defeating Tommy Johnson Jr. at both Denver and Seattle. On top of that, Hight has two Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals victories in Funny Car action, both in the last nine years (2008, 2013). So, with…

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Hight Looking To Keep Rolling in Brainerd, Boss John Force Eyeing 12th Lucas Oil Nationals Victory, Courtney Looking For 1st Minnesota Win

Arguably, no one is hotter in the Funny Car division of the Mello Yellow NHRA Drag Racing Series right now than John Force Racing’s Robert Hight. Over the last four events on the schedule, Hight has made three final round appearances, winning two of them. In fact, he’s beat Tommy Johnson Jr. in each final round in two of the last three races at Denver and two weeks ago in Seattle. Now, Hight is hoping to carry that momentum through this weekend’s Lucas Oil Nationals in Brainerd, Minnesota and get…

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Brown, Hight, Skillman Nab NHRA Wins in Seattle

The three Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing victors on Sunday in the 30th annual Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways should come to no surprise. All three entered this weekend with a ton of momentum. In Top Fuel competition, top qualifier Antron Brown bested 10th seeded Terry McMillen with a 3.776-second pass at 326.48 mph during the final round en route to his 65th career NHRA victory. It was his fourth victory of the season and second in three events. With the victory, he takes over the Top Fuel points lead as…

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