CHANDLER, Ariz. (Feb. 5, 2017) – Three days of testing in the Arizona desert were productive for reigning NHRA Funny Car world champion Ron Capps his NAPA AUTO PARTS 2017 Dodge Charger R/T led by crew chief Rahn Tobler.
Capps was the second quickest driver at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park near Phoenix with a best run of 3.854 seconds and followed with a 3.861 on Friday. His NAPA AutoCare Center crew with assistant Eric Lane once again showed the consistency that produced a series-best five event titles and his first world championship last year.
“You spend the offseason always thinking out how you can get better from the previous season and our NAPA team showed their hard work is paying off,” Capps said.
On Friday, he returns to the NHRA Winternationals at Pomona, Calif., to defend the event title he won a year ago when the 24-race Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season opens.
Ron Capps – Career NHRA Record
*49 FC/1 TF; Best time, speed: 3.843 sec. (2016, Seattle); 330.23 mph (2016, Seattle)
Don Schumacher Racing (DSR), the winningest team in drag racing history, has raced to claimed more than 340 NHRA national event victories and 17 Mello Yello World Championship titles. Headquartered in Brownsburg, Indiana, DSR fields professional teams competing in both the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing series and Factory Stock Showdown, including the NAPA AUTO PARTS Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car driven by 2016 World Champion Ron Capps.