After losing in the final round in each of the two events leading up to the CatSpot NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways, Ron Capps and his Dodge Charger R/T funny car beat Courtney Force in the finals this past weekend to grab his second win of the season and the 60th win of his career.
Ron Capps and the other funny car drivers from Don Schumacher Racing have had a tough season compared to the previous two years. The field had run 15 races prior to this weekend’s stop at Pacific Raceway, during which time DSR Chargers had only won five and Capps had only won once. For comparison, in 2017 Capps won 6 of the first 15 races while Don Schumacher Racing had claimed “The Wally” in 12 of those 15 races. In 2016, Capps won 4 of the first 15 events while DSR teammates had claimed another 4, so with the Mopar teams “only” winning a fifth of the first 15 races of the season and Capps only winning once – it has not been the kind of year that these teams and their fans are accustomed to.
Ron Capps Drives His Dodge Charger Funny Car to Career Win #60