Seattle: Ron Capps Saturday summary

KENT, Wash. (July 24, 2004) - Ron Capps drove his green green Skoal RacingSM Chevy Funny Car to the No. 10 qualifying position Saturday at Pacific Raceways. Capps recorded his best run of the weekend on Friday's second qualifying pass after...

KENT, Wash. (July 24, 2004) - Ron Capps drove his green green Skoal RacingSM Chevy Funny Car to the No. 10 qualifying position Saturday at Pacific Raceways.

Capps recorded his best run of the weekend on Friday's second qualifying pass after using a Roland Leong tune-up to record a run of 5.083 seconds at 298.98 mph to claim the No. 10 qualifying spot. Capps posted two more consistent passes under blistering temperatures on Saturday, racing to a run of 5.223 at 285.83 and 5.191 at 280.08 to complete qualifying at the Washington facility.

"The conditions have been very challenging," Capps said. "The heat is something we haven't seen in a while. The track has been great as hot as it has been. It's been real tough on the crew chiefs. It's kind of a double whammy with both the 85-percent rule and the heat. Overall, Funny Car qualifying has been awesome. You haven't seen too many cars smoke the tires."

Capps, the only driver to win in both Top Fuel and Funny Car at Pacific Raceways, will face No. 7 qualifier Whit Bazemore in the opening round of eliminations at 11 a.m. (PT). Capps has a 9-15 career mark against Bazemore.

-www.snakeracing.com

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Series NHRA
Drivers Whit Bazemore , Ron Capps