Tuesday, June 20, 2017

"2016 NHRA Funny Car Champ" Ron Capps Born - June 20, 1965

June 20, 1965
Ron Capps
(Photo;autoweek.com)
Born in San Luis Obispo, California, USA.
He is a NHRA Funny Car racer who drives the NAPA Auto Parts Dodge Charger. Since he began driving funny cars, Capps has earned 52 NHRA national event wins and won his first NHRA Mello Yello Series Funny Car championship in 2016.

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 trailing teammate Gary Scelzi.

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.
(Photo;knowhow.napaonline.com)

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