Pomona II: Ron Capps preview

Capps looks to end NHRA season in Pomona winner's circle CARLSBAD, Calif. (Nov. 10, 2009) - Ron Capps would like to end the 2009 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series the way he began it at the season opener in Pomona, Calif., by winning the...

Capps looks to end NHRA season in Pomona winner's circle

CARLSBAD, Calif. (Nov. 10, 2009) - Ron Capps would like to end the 2009 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series the way he began it at the season opener in Pomona, Calif., by winning the 45th annual NHRA Finals this weekend at the same venue.

The driver of the NAPA AUTO PARTS Dodge Funny Car knows he has only a slight chance of winning his first championship this year, as he enters the season finale in fifth place, 127 markers behind points leader Robert Hight.

"Obviously, the opportunity to win a championship this year is pretty slim," said Capps, the class-best five-time winner in 2009. "But, I have to tell you, I am focused on ending the season like we did last year at this event. We went to the final round and had the quickest car. We also won here in the first race of this season, and now we have a very good chance of finishing No. 2 in the points.

"To me, that would be ending on a high note. It's a huge letdown after having the kind of year the NAPA AUTO PARTS team had but, overall, in the scheme of things, if we can finish second that would be a huge victory," added Capps, who is 22 points out of that spot. "That, and the fact that we could end the year with six wins, would be another huge accomplishment.

"The off-season could become very long if you don't have a good result at the last race of the season. It makes for a long Monday night at the awards banquet and definitely a long season. But, I can tell you, ending on a positive note and doing well at this last race will definitely help you get through the holidays better."

-credit: dsr

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