Capps looks to repeat at 2019 NHRA Northwest Nationals

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The historic Western Swing will conclude this weekend. The third event, the CatSpot NHRA Northwest Nationals, at Pacific Raceways will take place from Friday, August 2nd through Sunday, August 4th.

This is event No. 16 of the 24-event NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing schedule.

Funny Car pilot Ron Capps racing on Sunday at the CatSpot NHRA Northwest Nationals
Ron Capps racing on Sunday at the CatSpot NHRA Northwest Nationals (Photo by the NHRA)

Funny Cars will compete at their lone Northwest event of the 2019 schedule. This event is 280 feet above sea level.

Ron Capps won last year’s event. He defeated Courtney Force in the final round to win the Wally.

The Carlsbad, California native went 4.033 at 314.90 mph. The Yorba Linda, California native went 4.115 at 255.63 mph.

Capps will be competing this weekend. His Don Schumacher Racing teammates Jack Beckman, Matt Hagan, and Tommy Johnson Jr. will also be there.

John Force Racing’s dynamic duo Robert Hight and living legend John Force will be competing in this event. Kalitta Motorsports pilots Shawn Langdon and J.R. Todd will able be in Washington.

Full-time pilot Tim Wilkerson will have his Levi, Ray, and Shoup Inc. Funny Car on the property. Fellow full-time pilot Cruz Pedregon will also compete at this event.

Rhode Island native Bob Tasca III will be there in his Ford Motocraft/Quick Lane Funny Car. Jim Dunn Racing pilot Jim Campbell will also be at this event.

There will be 16 Funny Cars on the property this weekend. All 16 will make eliminations on Sunday.

Other Funny Cars on the property include Terry Haddock, Blake Alexander, Jeff Diehl, and Gary Densham.

Force has the most wins all-time at this track. He has won eight times, including 2014, 2004, 2003, 2000, 1996, 1994, 1993, and 1991.

Funny Car pilot Ron Capps with the Wally after winning the 2018 CatSpot NHRA Northwest Nationals
Ron Capps with the Wally after winning the 2018 CatSpot NHRA Northwest Nationals (Photo by the NHRA)

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