Mopar Dodge//SRT Driver Capps Takes 60th Career Victory during Pacific Raceways

Posted on 06. Aug, 2018 by in Chrysler Canada

August 5, 2018

, Auburn Hills, Mich.

Mopar energy was clever this weekend during a 31st annual CatSpot NHRA Northwest Nationals during Pacific Raceways nearby Seattle as Funny Car racer Ron Capps took his Dodge Charger R/T all a approach to feat for a miracle 60th career win.
The win in a culmination of a three-race Western Swing, set in a pleasing Pacific Northwest, was a ninth of a 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series for Mopar Dodge//SRT Don Schumacher Racing competitors, and a sixth of a deteriorate for a Mopar Dodge Charger Funny Car driver.
Capps squared off in his Mopar-powered NAPA Dodge Funny Car dragster with Jonnie Lindberg in turn one eliminations on a line where he won his initial competition in 1995 (in Top Fuel). He done a 3.989-second pass to take a win with ease. In a second turn Capps had to face off opposite his DSR teammate, Matt Hagan, a No. 1 Funny Car qualifier of a weekend. Another three-second pass gave a 700-plus turn personality a feat and line choice for a semifinals opposite Tim Wilkerson. Capps powered down a line to a 4.002 pass as Wilkerson’s day came to an early finish with a vital trickle from a valve cover.
The final round, a 117th of Capps’ career, saw him placed opposite Funny Car points personality Courtney Force. Force ran out front until a 660 lights, though when her engine got unsettled, Capps powered right past her and to his 60th career win, his second this season.
Leah Pritchett, a No. 6 Top Fuel qualifier, kick Troy Buff in a initial turn of eliminations with her Mopar Dodge dragster on a holeshot win. She faced No. 3 qualifier Clay Millican in a quarterfinals. They had nearby matching greeting times, though Pritchett took her tenth feat opposite Millican. She afterwards faced Mike Salinas, who had starting line advantage in a semifinals. Pritchett had a clever pass until right in a lights when it let go with a discerning peep of flames, though hold onto a win to face DSR teammate Antron Brown for her 12th final round.
Pritchett had starting line advantage, though Brown had a lead when they went by a Christmas tree and went on for a win. The final-round entrance was Pritchett’s second in a final 3 races, including her feat in Denver during a Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals Powered by Mopar.
Matt Hagan collected a initial No. 1 qualifier for a new Mopar Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car physique this weekend, as good as his initial during Pacific Raceways and fourth of a season. Hagan started eliminations opposite first-round competition Cruz Pedregon, eclipsing him during a 60-foot retard and charging down a line for a wilful win.
Unfortunately, in turn two, a 2013 Northwest Nationals eventuality champion had to go adult opposite his teammate Capps. The competition was really tighten between a dual Mopar-powered Dodge Funny Cars, though Capps was means to take a win and finished Hagan’s chances during picking adult his fourth feat of a season.
Tommy Johnson Jr., motorist of a Make-A-Wish Dodge, is one of a few drivers who has won in both Top Fuel and Funny Car during Pacific Raceways. This weekend, Johnson was means to allege to a semifinals before blank a eventuality for another feat in a Pacific Northwest. In initial turn eliminations he faced off with starting line advantage opposite longtime NHRA champion John Force and was discerning on a throttle. Both drivers had issues – Force mislaid traction and Johnson had a hole out, though Johnson charged on and crossed a ribbon first.
In a quarterfinals, Johnson degraded a reigning universe champion Robert Hight, with a 4.074 run contra Hight’s 4.551. He afterwards faced Courtney Force and had a improved greeting time, though Force was means to lift brazen before a 330-foot symbol and constraint with a win, finale Johnson’s chances for a second uninterrupted Northwest Nationals final turn appearance.
The four-time Pacific Raceways victor, Tony Schumacher, competent his Mopar-powered U.S. Army Top Fuel dragster fourth and faced final year’s runner-up Terry McMillen in a initial round. Schumacher had a starting line advantage and never trailed for a win. In a second turn Schumacher had to go adult opposite associate DSR teammate Antron Brown, who had starting line advantage. Both smoked they tires during scarcely a same time, though Brown pedaled to offshoot it adult adequate for a win.
Fast Jack Beckman, a 2007 Pacific Raceways Funny Car champion, faced Shawn Langdon in turn one of eliminations. Beckman was 2-0 contra Langdon in before events though was incompetent to extend his lead on Sunday morning. The dual universe champions were scarcely even after rising from the line with a Infinite Hero Dodge Charger keeping pace until a 660-foot symbol when Langdon was means to lift brazen for a round win, notwithstanding it being Beckman’s fastest run of a weekend.
Mopar Dodge//SRT NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series: Notes Quotes
Pietro Gorlier, Head of Parts and Service (Mopar), FCA
“It’s good to see a success Ron Capps is carrying in his Mopar-powered Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car, holding a feat currently in his third true final-round appearance. As we conduct into a final 8 races of a season, we demeanour brazen to entertaining on Ron and all his Don Schumacher Racing teammates.”
Steve Beahm, Head of Passenger Cars, Dodge//SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA North America
“Congratulations to Ron Capps and Don Schumacher Racing on bringing home a win for Dodge//SRT and Mopar this weekend during a NHRA Northwest Nationals. There’s no improved approach to hang adult a three-race Western Swing than in a winner’s turn on Sunday.”
Mopar Dodge//SRT NHRA Sportsman Spotlight
Mopar Sportsman racer Bill Bushmaker from Auburn, Washington, gathering his I/SA 1976 Plymouth Road Runner to a quarterfinals in Stock Eliminator during a NHRA Northwest Nationals, earning a Dodge Top Finisher endowment for a class. Powered by a Mopar 360 tiny block, Bushmaker’s query for a feat finished in turn 4 of eliminations notwithstanding carrying a good greeting time opposite his opponent. Running off an 11.41 dial-in, Bushmaker mislaid by small 0.0062 seconds (approximately 12 inches) during a finish line.
Alberta, Canada, proprietor Darcy Clarke piloted his 1964 SS/EA Plymouth Belvedere to a turn 3 finish in Super Stock during a NHRA Northwest Nationals, earning a Dodge Top Finisher endowment in Super Stock. Powered by a high-compression 426 Max Wedge Mopar big-block, Clarke had competent his manly Plymouth in a 16th symbol out of 30 entries with a vigourous 9.74-second run on a 10.35 index.
The Dodge Top Finisher award, now in a second year, awards $500 to Stock Eliminator and Super Stock drivers who allege a farthest behind a turn of a Mopar-powered Dodge, Chrysler, or Plymouth competition automobile during all 24 NHRA inhabitant events.
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Ron Capps, Pennzoil Synthetics/NAPA Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car
(No. 9 Qualifier – 4.008 ET)
Rd.1: (.075-second greeting time, 3.989 seconds during 321.04 mph) kick No. 8 Jonnie Lindberg (.138/4.049/317.79)
Rd.2: (.054/3.998/320.43) kick No. 1 Matt Hagen (.077/4.032/311.27)
Rd.3: (.100/4.002/315.49) kick No. 5 Tim Wilkerson (No Time)
Rd.4: (.084/4.033/314.90) kick No. 3 Courtney Force (.078/4.115/255.63)
“I won here in 1995. It was on a Tuesday. we was in an unsponsored car, we borrowed income for a firesuit, and Pennzoil was on my suit, my mom sewed it on. That was a large moment. I’ve been here many times and have been means to win in Funny Car, though that was a fatal day. That day from what (former group owner) Don Prudhomme told me, that was a day he started examination me on a track, how we drove, a approach we carried myself. That day substantially propelled me to a subsequent step of removing a phone call from Don ‘The Snake’ Prudhomme, and from there led me to be means to expostulate for Don Schumacher. I’ve driven for dual of a biggest names in a sport, represented 3 Fortune 500 companies in my 20+-year career. we adore racing cars, we live for it, so it’s neat to come full turn and theatre a automobile in that same line where we won on that Tuesday.”
Leah Pritchett, Sparkling Ice/Mopar Dodge Top Fuel Dragster
(No. 6 Qualifier – 3.764 ET)
Rd.1: (.067-second greeting time, 3.809 seconds during 325.53 mph) kick No. 11 Troy Bluff (.107/3.798/315.71)
Rd.2: (.086/3.823/319.60) kick No. 3 Clay Millican (.088/3.957/266.79)
Rd.3: (.083/3.838/304.74) kick No. 7 Mike Salinas (.052/4.045/237.63)
Rd.4: (.056/3.849/320.13) mislaid to No. 5 Antron Brown (.066/3.835/322.88)
“I feel unusual about a car, a team, a headspace and a momentum. Today was a good approach to finish off a Western Swing. Of course, we were usually one turn bashful of a ultimate finish to it, though my proudest impulse of a weekend wasn’t even a win lights. It was a ability this group had to overcome a violent hurdles we had confronting us after a semifinals. We had engine damage. We had ventilator repairs and a certainty (crew chief) Tod Okuhara had regulating a ventilator that never had any form of boost put to it before for a final turn should how good he is. When we change a ventilator there could be during slightest 15 other things that are affected, so we usually don’t know what to expect. From burnout to turnout, this was fundamentally a new appurtenance compared to what we had all weekend long. So to uncover out as good as we did in a final was really impressive. I’m really unapproachable to be partial of this group and we’ll continue this movement on to Brainerd.”
Tommy Johnson Jr., Make-A-Wish Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car
(No. 7 Qualifier – 3.977 ET)
Rd.1: (.069-second greeting time, 4.177 seconds during 301.74 mph) kick No. 10 John Force (.086/5.598/138.27)
Rd.2: (.076/4.074/318.09) kick No. 2 Robert Hight (.056/4.551/215.37)
Rd.3: (.062/4.062/316.08) mislaid to No. 3 Courtney Force (.072/4.011/320.20)
“Surely we would’ve favourite to win, though dual semis on ‘the swing’ is not bad. It’s critical right now to get a points. The Countdown is coming, and a Make-A-Wish Dodge is improving each race, and we’re doing improved each race, so if you’re going to peak, it’s removing tighten to a right time to peak.”
Matt Hagan, Sandvik Coromant/Mopar Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car
(No. 1 Qualifier – 3.913 ET)
Rd.1: (.092-second greeting time, 4.045 seconds during 316.52 mph) kick No. 16 Cruz Pedregon (.070/4.854/166.11)
Rd.2: (.077/4.032/311.27) mislaid to No. 9 Ron Capps (.054/3.998/320.43)
“Great subordinate position with this new Mopar Hellcat body. There’s a lot of tough draws out here, we had Cruz (Pedregon) first-round, (Ron) Capps second-round, and nothing of them are easy. Capps and a Pennzoil/NAPA group have had a series for a final few races. They ran clever beside us, he had a good light, and that’s usually a tough combo to kick right now. Their automobile is using well; a automobile is using good too. It was a good drag race; we usually happened to be on a behind side of it. We’ll pierce on to a subsequent one and hopefully do large things during (the subsequent eventuality in) Brainerd.”
Jack Beckman, Infinite Hero Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car
(No. 11 Qualifier – 4.028 ET)

Rd.1: (.095-second greeting time, 4.026 seconds during 315.56 mph) mislaid to No. 6 Shawn Langdon (.070/4.017/318.69)
“I would rather win ugly, in other difference fume a tires though get down there and get a win light, than run quick and lose. Losing is never what we wish to do and we’ve mislaid flattering a final few times out. we consider a carrot on a hang for us is that even when a automobile doesn’t run what we wish it to run, it runs respectively. That tells me that we’ve got it behind in a tune-up window where we ought to be means to start stepping on it and using quicker. Right now we’re usually perplexing to control purchase wear. It’s a problem that each nitro automobile has. we really have reason for optimism. This is usually a third first-round detriment this year and that underscores how unchanging a group has been. We need to ratchet it adult a notch, validate better, get a improved first-round matchup and gain on that.” 
Tony Schumacher, U.S. Army Top Fuel Dragster
(No. 4 Qualifier – 3.751 ET)
Rd.1: (.079-second greeting time, 4.137 seconds during 258.47 mph) kick No. 13 Terry McMillen (.091/6.626/91.90)
Rd.2: (.077/4.718/213.00) mislaid to No. 5 Antron Brown (.061/4.137/301.74)
“Smoked a tires twice currently after 4 pleasing runs during qualifying. It kind of held me off ensure a integrate of times. It was a severe one. Hate to give adult any points, we were doing so well, though we demeanour brazen to removing to Brainerd, and to Indy test, and removing into that Countdown. We’ve got a good car, though we haven’t had really many luck. When that fitness finally turns, it’s going to be a vigourous deal.”
Up Next: Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals
Next on a report for a Mopar and Dodge//SRT patrol is a Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals, scheduled for Aug 17-19 during Brainerd International Raceway in Brainerd, Minn.
2018 NHRA Championship — Point Standings After Round 16 of 24
(Season Wins in Parentheses)

NHRA Funny Car
1.  Courtney Force — 1300
2.  Ron Capps, Dodge Charger R/T (2) — 1146
3.  Robert Hight — 1085
4.  Matt Hagan, Dodge Charger R/T (3) — 1064
5.  Jack Beckman, Dodge Charger R/T (1) — 999

6.  J.R. Todd — 914
7.  Tommy Johnson Jr., Dodge Charger R/T — 892
8.  John Force — 824
9.  Shawn Langdon — 736
10. Tim Wilkerson — 703
NHRA Top Fuel
1.   Steve Torrence – 1251
2.   Tony Schumacher, Mopar Dodge HEMI (1) — 1090
3.   Clay Millican — 1084
4.   Leah Pritchett, Mopar Dodge HEMI (2) — 1083
5.   Doug Kalitta — 995
6.   Antron Brown — 927
7.   Terry McMillen — 759
8.   Brittany Force — 731
9.   Richie Crampton — 660
10. Scott Palmer — 649

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