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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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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Capps Looking To Play “Offense” In Efforts To Backup Last Year’s Funny Car Championship With Second Straight Title

After winning his first NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world championship in 2016, Funny Car driver Ron Capps’ title defense couldn’t have gone much better during the 2017 regular season. The Funny Car standout has six victories in the regular season and eight final round appearances through the first 17 races, setting Capps up for what he hopes is another successful run in the Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship in his 10,000-horsepower NAPA Auto Parts Dodge Charger R/T. The NHRA’s six-race playoffs start at state-of-the-art zMAX Dragway with…

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J.R. Todd Defeats Ron Capps In Funny Car Final Of US Nationals

Brownsburg, Ind – The Funny Car ladder in the 64th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals was full of great storylines. But, we got a great final too with No. 8 qualifier Ron Capps against No. 6 J.R. Todd. Neither has ever won the prestigious event before and here they were with a chance at a “Wally.” In the final round, Todd defeated Capps in a hole shot for his second win in the last four races. It was also his second of the season and 11th of his NHRA career. 

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Ron Capps Hoping for Seattle Repeat, Tommy Johnson Jr. Hoping To Keep Capps Out of Funny Car Victory

Ron Capps first took over the NHRA Funny Car points lead back in late April at Charlotte. He’s never given it back since. Now, he heads to the 30th annual NHRA Northwest Nationals, the 16th of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, hoping to land in victory circle for a second straight year on Sunday afternoon in Seattle. Capps, earned his first win in the Pacific Northwest last year, which also helped propel him to his first career championship later on in the season too. This…

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