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Capps picks up second NHRA victory of the season with Funny Car win in Sonoma

Ron Capps powered his NAPA Auto Parts Dodge Charger to his fourth win at the scenic Bay Area track with a holeshot performance of 4.085 seconds at 307.79 mph to hold off the Castrol GTX Ford Mustang of 15-time world champion John Force in the final round. It marked the 40th career win for the California native.

Shawn Langdon (Top Fuel), Vincent Nobile (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event, the 15th of 24 in the 2013 season.

Capps returns to site of quickest ever Funny Car run

Ron Capps and Don Schumacher Racing's NAPA Auto Parts Dodge Charger R/T led by crew chief Rahn Tobler and assistant John Collins uncorked a qualifying run of 3.964 seconds at 320.89 mph that remains the quickest run ever by a Funny Car last year at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park,site of this weekend's NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event.

Schumacher, Capps and Enders-Stevens claim victory at NHRA Arizona Nationals

Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel), Ron Capps (Funny Car) and Erica Enders-Stevens left the Arizona Nationals with Wally's in their hands as each posted victory on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series second event of the 2013 season.

Langdon, Capps, Line and Hines win at zMAX Dragway

Shawn Langdon defeated Tony Schumacher Sunday with a performance of 3.785 seconds at 326.71 mph in his Al-Anabi Racing dragster, holding off the hard-charging Schumacher, who finished in 3.808 at 322.27 in his U.S. Army dragster. Langdon won from the top qualifying position and beat Chris Karamesines, Bob Vandergriff and Brandon Bernstein to advance to the final round.

Capps runs to win; Enders makes it two straight on NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series

Ron Capps (Funny Car), Morgan Lucas (Top Fuel), Erica Enders (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were winners at the penultimate regular season event in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series.

Schumacher, Capps, Edwards claim Bristol victories on NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series

Tony Schumacher’s U.S. Army dragster ran like a bracket car all during Sunday’s eliminations, with his slowest pass coming in the final round against long-time on track rival, Doug Kalitta. Schumacher did his job on the starting line, as his reaction time was four-hundredths better than Kalitta’s, leading to Schumacher’s slower, but winning E.T., 3.819-second pass at 324.28 mph.

Capps aims to run to fifth straight final round appreance at Englishtown heading to Sunday’s finale

Ron Capps, who has raced to four consecutive finals and one victory since new crew chief Rahn Tobler took over tuning duties for his NAPA Auto Parts Dodge Charger in early April, claimed his 12th career No. 1 qualifying position with the historic performance of 3.964 seconds at 320.89 mph during Friday evening’s qualifying session.

Capps nabs win on NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series at Atlanta

Ron Capps, who used a consistent string of 4.16-second runs to take his 34th career victory, outran Robert Hight in the final round, who was trying to give JFR its seventh consecutive win of the season. Capps’ Napa Auto Parts Dodge Charger posted a 4.166 second run at 303.91 mph to take the win, while Hight’s Auto Club Ford Mustang trailed with a 4.399 at 273.44.

Capps chasing milestone heading to Las Vegas

With three more round victories Ron Capps will become the 16th driver in NHRA history to record 400 in a career. The NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series resumes this weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Capps aims for home-state victory at NHRA Winternationals

California native Ron Capps has had tremendous success at the NHRA Winternationals and looks to add to his career win total from the Pomona, CA track this weekend.

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