CAPPS TARGETS SEASON-ENDING TOP-FIVE FINISH AT POMONA CARLSBAD, Calif. (Nov. 9, 2010) - Racing the NAPA AUTO PARTS Dodge Charger for Don Schumacher Racing, Ron Capps would like to end the 2010 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series with his...
CAPPS TARGETS SEASON-ENDING TOP-FIVE FINISH AT POMONA
CARLSBAD, Calif. (Nov. 9, 2010) - Racing the NAPA AUTO PARTS Dodge Charger for Don Schumacher Racing, Ron Capps would like to end the 2010 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series with his second victory of the year and a move into the top five in points at this weekend's 46th annual NHRA Finals in Pomona, Calif.
Entering the event in seventh place, Capps could easily move into fifth with a strong finish. He trails fifth-place Bob Tasca III by 72 points after a tough run in the six-race Countdown to the Championship playoffs.
"We talked about it before the last race in Vegas of trying to finish the year strong," said Capps, who began the playoffs in fifth place. "You want to end the year with a good chance of winning the NHRA Finals in Pomona. That would make for a great off-season.
"We want to win, of course, but we'd also like nothing more than to help our DSR teammate Matt Hagan clinch the championship. If we qualify well, get lane choice first round, we might be able to help Hagan's team by beating one of his close competitors for the championship. That would be great.
"We still feel like we could move up a spot or two in points into the top five and that's what we're aiming for.
"(Crew chief) John Medlen has done a great job with the NAPA team. We stayed and tested on Monday in Vegas, ran a 4.06 (-second pass) off the trailer and then a 4.11 in the middle of the day. We really felt like we learned a lot. So, I think we can use that information in Pomona. I'm excited about that," added Capps, a two-time Pomona winner.