Charlotte: Ron Capps Friday report

CAPPS IS NO. 2 IN FRIDAY FOUR-WIDE CONCORD QUALIFYING CONCORD, N.C. (March 26, 2010) - Driving the NAPA AUTO PARTS Dodge Charger Funny Car at the Inaugural NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, Ron Capps relinquished the No. 1 spot he earned in today's...

CAPPS IS NO. 2 IN FRIDAY FOUR-WIDE CONCORD QUALIFYING

CONCORD, N.C. (March 26, 2010) - Driving the NAPA AUTO PARTS Dodge Charger Funny Car at the Inaugural NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, Ron Capps relinquished the No. 1 spot he earned in today's first qualifying session (4.062/307.09) to Robert Hight's 4.024/314.24. He came close, but settled for second after improving in the second session with a 4.039/310.34.

"There's been so much hoopla about this four-wide racing," he said, "but to be honest with you, we rolled up for the first run and I felt like a little kid again. There's so many variables up in the air. You're so used to just going up and doing your thing with the car next to you that now to worry about everything else, the staging lights, and all that, brought a whole new level to our sport, as far as something fun and different goes.

"It was a great run to put us No. 1 in the first session, but the No. 2 run tonight, the .03, almost didn't happen. We had a starter bracket that broke (at the starting line) and we had help from the FRAM guys and a lot of the other guys who helped get it started.

"I thought we were going to have to give up the run, not even start the car, and we turned out to be No. 2 qualifier."

-source: dsr

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Drivers Ron Capps , Robert Hight