Capps, Johnson Jr. run in the 4.80s

The Skoal Racing Camaro Funny Cars of Ron Capps and Tommy Johnson Jr. recorded elapsed times of 4.871 and 4.869 seconds, respectively, in Monday's pre-season test session at Firebird Raceway. Johnson, getting in his first runs as a member of...

The Skoal Racing Camaro Funny Cars of Ron Capps and Tommy Johnson Jr. recorded elapsed times of 4.871 and 4.869 seconds, respectively, in Monday's pre-season test session at Firebird Raceway.

Johnson, getting in his first runs as a member of Don "The Snake" Prudhomme's team, turned in the day's second-quickest time with his afternoon run in the Skoal Blue team Camaro. Capps then added his second consecutive 4.87-second run in the Green team Camaro. Both cars ran 312 mph.

Capps' first quarter-mile run in 2001 was 4.876 at 307.86. His speed in his second pass was 312.78 compared to Johnson's 312.64.

Ed "The Ace" McCulloch, crew chief for both cars, was pleased with the results. He and Prudhomme decided the two cars would be tuned exactly the same. The cars were within two-thousandths of a second and within .14 mph of each other on the afternoon run.

McCulloch planned to continue testing Tuesday.

-Skoal Racing

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Series NHRA
Drivers Ron Capps , Tommy Johnson Jr.