CAPPS GOES FOR SECOND E'TOWN VICTORY Capps will compete in Prelude to the Dream tonight. See Preview on SPEED Channel tonight before HBO PPV CARLSBAD, Calif. (June 9, 2010) - Driving the NAPA Batteries Dodge Charger again at this weekend's 41st...
CAPPS GOES FOR SECOND E'TOWN VICTORY
Capps will compete in Prelude to the Dream tonight. See Preview on SPEED Channel tonight before HBO PPV
CARLSBAD, Calif. (June 9, 2010) - Driving the NAPA Batteries Dodge Charger again at this weekend's 41st annual NHRA SuperNationals in Englishtown, N.J., Ron Capps is looking for his second victory at this historic event, the second of a string of four in a row in the 2010 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series.
"We're in the middle of a multi-race swing on the East Coast before we get a break and go to the West Coast," said Capps, who won in Englishtown in 2006 and currently is sixth in the point standings. "We saw conditions in Chicago last weekend with the weather coming in and that threw curve balls to the crew chiefs, so we're eager to see what the Englishtown race will bring.
"I've talked many times about how historic this race is at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park. As a kid growing up in California I always wanted to race there, and to finally win it was something that I had only dreamed about.
"They do such a great job getting the track prepped and ready. I think, if the conditions warrant it, we'll see great elapsed times. We always have a Friday night session there and it's the closest we get to getting fans from the New York City area. It's a race we definitely all look forward to, and it's still one of the biggest races on the tour.
"In Chicago last weekend, we slipped a little bit. We're still doing a some experimenting and it's a learning curve right now. It was great to see my teammate Matt Hagan win. We work real close together with that team and they did a great job."
Capps was also runner-up in 2003 and 2005 in Englishtown.