Commerce: Ron Capps Saturday summary

Capps Qualifies 15th at Atlanta Dragway COMMERCE, Ga. (May 15, 2004) - Ron Capps qualified his green Skoal RacingSM Chevy Monte Carlo in the No. 15 spot Saturday at Atlanta Dragway after clocking a weekend-best run of 5.064 seconds at 277.20 ...

Capps Qualifies 15th at Atlanta Dragway

COMMERCE, Ga. (May 15, 2004) - Ron Capps qualified his green Skoal RacingSM Chevy Monte Carlo in the No. 15 spot Saturday at Atlanta Dragway after clocking a weekend-best run of 5.064 seconds at 277.20 mph.

The warm, humid weather conditions presented the race crews with hot, sticky track conditions, and Capps and the Skoal Racing crew fought the elements all weekend long. Capps posted his 5.064, 277.20 run on Saturday's first qualifying effort after losing traction on both of Friday's qualifying passes. On his final qualifying attempt at Atlanta Dragway, the 14-time NHRA winner overpowered the track in his Funny Car and slowed to a pass of 5.782 at 172.19.

"We're happy that we have the green Skoal Racing Chevy Funny Car qualified this weekend," Capps said. "Just qualifying is an accomplishment with all the tough competition in the Funny Car category. We've got a tough first round match-up with Whit Bazemore, but if we want to move up in the points standings, we've got to knock off the guys ahead of us in the points."

Capps hopes to earn his first career victory at the North Georgia facility when he battles Bazemore, the No. 2 qualifier, in the first round of Funny Car eliminations Sunday at 11 a.m. Capps is 9-13 in his career against Bazemore.

-www.snakeracing.com

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Series NHRA
Drivers Whit Bazemore , Ron Capps