Force wins the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals Funny Car final over Capps

By Anthony Caruso III
Posted: July 6th, 2014 at 5:27 pm EST

John Force has added to his historic career win total today.

Force was able to win his 140th Funny Car win at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals over Ron Capps. Force went 4.113 to Capps 4.135 seconds.

John Force (Photo by the NHRA)

John Force (Photo by the NHRA)

“Bottom line, I love racing Capps,” Force said. “He’s just line those young kids, who are getting after it. I need to thank Jimmy Prock, John Medlen, Mike Neff, the brain trust, who gave me a good race car.”

Force is the lone active driver with 100 or more career wins. Warren Johnson, a part-time Pro Stock driver had 97 wins.

Capps was appearing in his second final round in the past three races. He won the NHRA New England Nationals over Alexis DeJoria, who went 4.121 to Capps’ 4.095 to win his first race of the season.

This was Force’s second win of the season. He won Pomonoa 1 at the season-opening race in February over Matt Hagan.

The 65-year-old Force is the reigning Funny Car champion, his 16th of his career, was appearing in his first final round since Charlotte 1. He lost in the second round last week to his daughter Courtney Force and in the semi-finals to Alexis DeJoria at the NHRA New England Nationals.

His crew chief Jimmy Prock could be getting the Prock Rocket back into form. A late surge gave Force the championship, as the veteran driver went to five straight final rounds to close out the season, winning four of the five races, as they lost to Matt Hagan at Pomona 2.

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