Capps powers Dodge//SRT Mopar to No. 2 Spot in Funny Car Qualifying during Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals

April 13, 2019

, Baytown, Texas

Ron Capps is a fastest of 6 Mopar-powered Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car drivers that competent for Sunday’s rejecting rounds during a Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals during Houston Raceway Park Powered by Pennzoil.

Capps, a 2016 NHRA Funny Car champion and four-time Houston SpringNationals winner, was one of usually dual drivers to post a 3.8-second run during subordinate Friday and Saturday, creation his best subordinate pass behind a round of a Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) NAPA Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car in Saturday’s final eventuality with his path of 3.893 seconds during 319.29 mph.

Capps is one of 6 drivers aboard Mopar-powered Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Cars in Sunday’s initial turn of eliminations. Fellow DSR racer and Hellcat Funny Car motorist Matt Hagan, who finished his best pass during Friday’s second subordinate eventuality with a run of 3.916 seconds during 318.47 mph, binds a No. 6 position. Cruz Pedregon, Jack Beckman, Tommy Johnson, Jr. and Jim Campbell will try to turn a second motorist to win a Wally pushing a Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car.

In Top Fuel, Leah Pritchett returned to movement this weekend looking to contend her new run of success during a Houston speed plant. Two years ago, she won a SpringNationals and final deteriorate was a No. 1 qualifier and reached a semifinals. She finished 3 finish subordinate runs aboard her HEMI-powered  Pennzoil/ Mopar Dodge Top Fuel dragster, including her best run of a weekend to tighten out subordinate Saturday afternoon with her pass of 3.709 seconds during 326.79 mph. Pritchett starts office of her second Houston Wally from a third position Sunday confronting Shawn Reed in a initial round.

The “Assemble Your Future” beginning was launched Friday during Houston Raceway Park Powered by Pennzoil with 27 enrolled students in a Mopar CAP module from Lone Star College and San Jacinto College being introduced to a universe of a NHRA and joining with member from 13 internal car dealers. 

The students listened from two-time Funny Car universe champion Matt Hagan, reigning Factory Stock Showdown and Top Fuel motorist Leah Pritchett and Pritchett’s organisation arch Neal Strausbaugh before furloughed a Don Schumacher Racing array areas and interacting with a Houston-area dealers. The beginning will start during 4 NHRA inhabitant events in 2019 with a Dodge Mile-High Nationals presented by Pennzoil nearby Denver in Jul being a subsequent event. For some-more information on a Mopar CAP program, visit: 

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Mopar Dodge//SRT Notes Quotes
(best elapsed times in bold)

Ron Capps, NAPA Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car
Qualified No. 2, will face No. 15 Jeff Diehl  
Friday: (3.942 seconds during 312.06 mph – Q1); (3.940/317.94 – Q2)
Saturday: (3.924/315.56 – Q3); (3.893/319.29 – Q4)

“We’ve been bragging that a explanation is in a Pennzoil all weekend long. It was only a good pursuit by a NAPA Autocare team. Again, a explanation is in a tough work. What (Rahn) Tobler’s finished to put this automobile behind to where it was in championship form a final integrate of years. we adore to see when he’s got a devise and watch it develop and come together. I’ve got a best chair in a residence to watch it from. It’s going to be fun tomorrow. Cool conditions. It’s going to be discerning and I’m looking to rekindle a sorcery we’ve had with Houston Raceway Park.”

Matt Hagan, Pennzoil/Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car
Qualified No. 6, will face No. 11 Tommy Johnson, Jr.  
Friday: (3.974 seconds during 315.56 mph – Q1); (3.916/318.47 – Q2)
Saturday: (3.944/318.47 – Q3); (3.942/316.17 – Q4)

“I feel really, unequivocally good about this competition automobile right now. We’ve been down a competition lane all 4 subordinate sessions and in a garland of opposite conditions. (Crew chief) Dickie Venables has unequivocally got a hoop on a tip end. This Pennzoil Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat is doing amazing, my lights are entrance around, and all is looking like we’re setup to have a good competition day tomorrow. we can’t contend adequate about my team; my guys are only knocking it detached and putting it behind together great. Dickie adult here in a mechanism wheelhouse is doing a good job. This is a large eventuality for us, it’s MOPAR and Pennzoil’s competition and we’re pushing a Pennzoil car. We’re going to put on a good uncover for them tomorrow and have some fun.”

Jack Beckman, MD Anderson Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car
Qualified No. 8, will face No. 9 Bob Tasca III
Friday: (3.932 seconds during 331.34 mph – Q1); (7.761/94.63 – Q2)
Saturday: (6.150/115.15 – Q3); (3.965/315.86 – Q4)

“I’m fine with how we did, we got a possibility to pull and went too distant on a integrate of runs. We got points; we were second quickest out of a box. We’re doing some good stuff. The feedback from a fans on this MD Anderson program, we had no thought this many patients and former patients of that cancer core would be here this weekend. It’s been mind-blowing for me and to know that we’re a partial of assisting them account cancer investigate is flattering gratifying. So, that’s Friday and that’s Saturday. Sunday is about a trophy. We could go a prolonged approach toward lifting even some-more money. If we can get this automobile in a winner’s circle, it’s positively going to assistance a chances of lifting even some-more funding.”

Tommy Johnson, Jr., Make-A-Wish Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car
Qualified No. 11, will face No. 6 Matt Hagan
Friday: (8.406 seconds during 78.26 mph – Q1); (4. 810/168.43 – Q2)
Saturday: (3.987/309.70 – Q3); (3.959/312.13 – Q4)

“We haven’t been a normal self in qualifying. We kept fighting it and we consider we got behind tighten with a Saturday runs. We’re creation swell during it. We’re only struggling a small bit a conditions and this track. I’m assured this group will get it figured out tonight and we’ll be many improved tomorrow. It’s only been a small bit of a rough weekend, though we’ll be fine tomorrow.”

Leah Pritchett, Pennzoil/Mopar/Dodge Top Fuel Dragster
Qualified No. 3, will face No. 14 Shawn Reed
Friday: (3.763 seconds during 323.81 mph – Q1); (3.720/326.40 – Q2)
Saturday: (6.429/109.77 – Q3); (3.709/326.79 – Q4)

“I consider we unequivocally have all a ducks lined in a row. This is a ultimate proof drift for Pennzoil and to have everybody out here has been phenomenal. My guys only went by a last-minute hasten before a final subordinate eventuality since of a impassioned changes in continue conditions. I’m super unapproachable of a TF4 Pennzoil group for creation that occur unequivocally discerning for this final run. I’m feeling good where we mount streamer into eliminations tomorrow and we’re only going to keep this upsurge going.”

Tune-In Info
FOX will atmosphere live coverage of a Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals rejecting rounds starting during 3 p.m. ET on Sunday, Apr 14.

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