Memphis: Ron Capps Friday summary

MILLINGTON, Tenn. (Aug. 20, 2004) 0x2022 Ron Capps raced his green Skoal RacingSM Chevy Monte Carlo to the No. 16 qualifying position Friday at Memphis Motorsports Park. After two of four scheduled qualifying sessions at the Tennessee ...

MILLINGTON, Tenn. (Aug. 20, 2004) 0x2022 Ron Capps raced his green Skoal RacingSM Chevy Monte Carlo to the No. 16 qualifying position Friday at Memphis Motorsports Park.

After two of four scheduled qualifying sessions at the Tennessee track, Capps recorded a run of 5.147 seconds at 281.06 mph to place him 16th in the Funny Car order. Capps' Chevy flopper overpowered the Memphis Motorsports Park drag strip on his second qualifying attempt and the 14-time NHRA winner coasted to a time of 6.395 at 140.05.

"We made a pretty good run on the first pass considering how hot and humid it was," Capps said. "We were a bit too aggressive on the second pass. I have all the confidence in the world that Roland (Leong) and the guys will get our car solidly in the show on Saturday."

Capps, who won at Memphis in 2000, looks to move up in the Funny Car order when nitro qualifying continues at 3:30 and 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 21.

-www.snakeracing.com

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