Topeka: Ron Capps Saturday summary

CAPPS NO. 11 IN TOPEKA FUNNY CAR FIELD TOPEKA, Kan. (May 28, 2005) - Ron Capps and the Brut Dodge Stratus Funny Car team made two of four good runs in qualifying for the O'Reilly NHRA Summer Nationals at Heartland Park Topeka, taking the No. 11...

CAPPS NO. 11 IN TOPEKA FUNNY CAR FIELD

TOPEKA, Kan. (May 28, 2005) - Ron Capps and the Brut Dodge Stratus Funny Car team made two of four good runs in qualifying for the O'Reilly NHRA Summer Nationals at Heartland Park Topeka, taking the No. 11 spot after the completion of all rounds.

Capps clocked a sixth-place 4.878/314.75 lap in the first session and a 4.983/259.06 in the third. But a tire-smoking 11.493/76.90 in the night session and an 11.519/77.47 in the final round knocked him down to No. 11.

"Obviously the late session on Friday is where the conditions exist to run your best and we pulled the tires lose to try to run a low 4.70," he said. "Today the crew chiefs were pretty much thrown a lot of weird conditions. It was real hot out, but then a lot of cloud cover came in and it really cooled off.

"We didn't qualify where we wanted to, but, as I've said before, anytime it's Sunday morning and we're getting ready to fire up the Brut Dodge on the starting line, I have Ace (crew chief Ed McCulloch) in front me, as well as (co-crew chief Dan) Olson and the guys, I always feel like we have a shot.

"Unfortunately, we race our teammate Whit Bazemore in the first round. We'll just go up there and race the race track and forget that he's beside us and see what happens."

-dsr-

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Series NHRA
Drivers Whit Bazemore , Ron Capps