Ron Capps: Funny Car World Champ, Fun Guy!

By September 5, 2017Podcast

Ron Capps is the current NHRA FC World Champion in the NAPA Auto Parts Dodge Charger R/T! A crown that eluded him 4 times before 2016. One of the only titles he has still not claimed is the US Nationals Title. This year, 2017, I sat down with Ron in the NAPA Auto Parts trailer in the midsts of his very busy pit and we talk about “the big one”. Even with a World championship under his belt, he wants Indy! Ron shares his love of a sport he was literally born into. Dad was a driver and worked on cars not only for himself but friends. Ron grew up hanging with his Dad and helped to work on cars before he ever became a driver. If you have never been to a drag race in person it is something to experience. Even as a spectator you can feel the power. The ground shakes, the air smells of burning nitro and the sound! For a little under 4 secs your heart skips a beat and you hold your breath. If you are the driver its magnified by throwing in G forces. 6 g’s on the start and 7 to 8 g’s when the shoot pops out to help stop you. Ron walks us threw that feeling and what happens when your parachute doesn’t deploy. A scary scenario that happened as last years US Nationals. We also find out about Ron’s love for other forms of racing, heroes, UFC fighting and Rock n Roll. When we recorded this interview it was the Saturday of race weekend. On Monday afternoon Ron lost in the Final Round at Lucas Oil Raceway at the 2017 US Nationals to J.R. Todd by .026th of a second. We will be watching and cheering for Ron the rest of the season as the Countdown to the Championship begins…

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