By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher Ron Capps has finally captured the U.S. Nationals. One year ago, he experienced the agony of defeat in the final round. Fast forward one year and those emotions were changed with happiness. He won the Dodge Power Brokers U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park in Brownsburg, Indiana after he defeated Robert Hight in the final round. “It’s such a surreal feeling, I can’t even put it into words,” Capps said. “There are so many emotions that come from winning such a big event that exemplifies NHRA’s heritage and history. This year has been so crazy being a first-year team owner and having so much help around me. So many people wanted to be a part of what we were doing, and what we’re building, and it was so nice to have that support. There are so many neat things that have happened in my life this past year. I’m living the American dream, now running my own business. We’ve been trying to win this one for a long, long time.” The NAPA Auto Parts-sponsored driver went 3.913 at 327.98 mph to get the win. The AAA of Southern California-sponsored driver went 7.649 at 85.73 mph in the losing effort. Before this final round, Hight held a 42-36 advantage in prior events. He also held an 8-2 record against Capps in the final round. Capps now has three wins on the season. It is his 71st win in his career.