Englishtown: Ron Capps Saturday summary

Capps Races to No. 5 Position at Raceway Park ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. (June 19, 2004) --Ron Capps powered his green Skoal RacingSM Chevy Monte Carlo to the fifth qualifying position Saturday at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park after posting a ...

Capps Races to No. 5 Position at Raceway Park

ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. (June 19, 2004) --Ron Capps powered his green Skoal RacingSM Chevy Monte Carlo to the fifth qualifying position Saturday at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park after posting a qualifying-best run of 4.906 seconds at 312.64 mph.

Capps, who raced to a runner-up finish at Raceway Park last May, recorded his 4.906 at 312.64 effort on Friday's second qualifying run. Capps and his Roland Leong-tuned Chevy flopper made two qualifying passes on Saturday, racing to a run of 5.470 at 196.76 after overpowering the hot Raceway Park drag strip on his first run of the day. On his final qualifying attempt, the veteran driver powered his Don Prudhomme-owned Chevy to a performance of 5.022 at 302.63.

"You don't want to get too excited after qualifying, but it's hard not to," Capps said. "Roland (Leong) has done such a great job this weekend of making the car go down the track. With these conditions, it's going to be tough. We feel like we're making big strides and we're real excited about the future."

Capps, a 14-time NHRA winner, will meet fellow Chevy driver Tim Wilkerson in round one of Funny Car eliminations at 11 a.m. (ET) on Sunday. Capps has a 9-3 career mark versus the Springfield, Ill. driver and is 0-1 against Wilkerson in 2004.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Ron Capps , Don Prudhomme , Tim Wilkerson