Dallas: Ron Capps final summary

Capps Records First-Round Loss at Dallas ENNIS, Texas. (Sept. 26, 2004) 0x2022 After posting a solid qualifying outing with a new Murf McKinney race car, Ron Capps' green Skoal RacingSM Chevy overpowered the race track and suffered a first round...

Capps Records First-Round Loss at Dallas

ENNIS, Texas. (Sept. 26, 2004) 0x2022 After posting a solid qualifying outing with a new Murf McKinney race car, Ron Capps' green Skoal RacingSM Chevy overpowered the race track and suffered a first round loss Sunday at the Texas Motorplex.

Capps, who qualified in the No. 11 position with a time of 4.892-seconds, met very different conditions on Sunday than what he dealt with during qualifying. On a hot, sunny day in the Lone Star state, Capps used a slight starting-line advantage and drove his Monte Carlo to a pass of 6.471 seconds at 158.24 mph, while first round opponent Cruz Pedregon was a bit quicker, racing to a run of 5.447 at 203.33 mph to earn the round victory. Capps remains 12th in the POWERade points standings.

"It was tough out here on Sunday," Capps said. "The weather changed and the sun caused a lot of problems for many teams including ours. You know, we ran pretty well in qualifying, now we just need that to transition over to race day."

The next NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series event is the fourth annual CARQUEST Auto Parts Nationals, Sept. 30-Oct. 3, at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Ill.

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Drivers Ron Capps , Cruz Pedregon