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Capps wins the Funny Car Four-Wide Nationals

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

NAPA Auto Parts Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car pilot Ron Capps has won the eighth annual NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at ZMax Dragway. Capps had a 3.933 at 322.65 mph pass to get the win.

Capps — who won his first Funny Car championship last season — defeated Jack Beckman, his Don Schumacher Racing teammate; J.R. Todd and another DSR teammate Matt Hagan.

Ron Capps (Photo by the NHRA)

Ron Capps (Photo by the NHRA)

“This is a fun race,” Capps said. “I’ve got a great racecar. To be in a car and to have it throw you back with that many g-force and realizing the temperature that track is and still feeling that six g’s and thinking ‘how on God’s earth are these two Goodyear’s (tires) sticking to that ground?’ It’s an amazing feeling.”

This is Capps first NHRA Four-Wide Nationals win. It is also his second win this season, as he also won at Royal Purple Raceway last weekend when he defeated Robert Hight.

In addition, this is Capps 52nd career Funny Car win. He is also the points leader, as he now has 518 points.

Hagan — a two-time Funny Car champion — is second with 475 points. Living legend and 16-time champion John Force is third with 433 points.

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