Ron Capps Motorsports Pre-Race Report: Sonoma

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Driver of the NAPA Auto Parts Toyota GR Supra Funny Car
NHRA Sonoma Nationals Event Highlights:Four-time event champion (1997, 2010, 2011, 2013)  Four-time runner-up (2002, 2005, 2016, 2018)  Two-time No. 1 qualifier (1998, 2021)2022 NHRA Sonoma Nationals Event Recap:
Qualified second; First round exit (defeated by John Force in E1)
Last Event (Seattle):
Qualified No. 3; Quarterfinal finish (defeated Jeff Diehl in E1; defeated by Tim Wilkerson in E2)
2023 Statistics:
11 races; one win, three runner-up finishes, one No. 1 qualifier
Career Statistics:
619 races; 74 wins, 37 No. 1 qualifiers
Noteworthy:As a native of central California’s San Luis Obispo, Capps considers Sonoma Raceway to be a home trackA 74-time national event champion, Capps is seeking his milestone 75th career victory in SonomaBegins the weekend ranked second in the Funny Car point standings and is within one round win of reclaiming the points leadFan Events:Wednesday, July 26, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m., Russian River Brewing Co. NHRA Night (700 Mitchell Lane, Windsor, Calif.) – driver autograph session featuring Ron Capps, Antron Brown, and Justin Ashley; All three cars will be on displaySaturday, July 29, 10:30 – 11:00 a.m., Team Toyota autograph session at Toyota midway display

“It’s been a fun couple of weeks but this is one of my favorite races of the year and I’m really looking forward to it. I consider Sonoma to be one of my home tracks, having grown up in San Luis Obispo and going there a lot as a kid. This event always gives us what I feel is one of the best Friday night qualifying sessions of the year. When that sun starts to go down, the Sonoma fans are gifted with a fantastic qualifying session from top to bottom. And then, just having my friends, my family, mom and dad, people I hung out with growing up, they all come out. Everyone camps out and I get to enjoy some good home-cooking up on the hill. This will be the first time Shelley and I will have our American Coach out there, and I’m just looking forward to a great weekend all around.”

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